Research

Research

The purpose of this paper is to provide a summary of research on interventions that aim to end or reduce homelessness. Our specific goals were to gain an understanding of the different populations for whom interventions have been tested and the type of interventions evaluated, as well as to create an inventory of the indicators used to assess the...
The Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research (the Centre), was established to support and disseminate research knowledge and evidence on policy issues related to improving the well being and health of children. The Centre is seen as an innovative leader in the development and dissemination of policy relevant evidence. The Research Committee...
In 2014, the Housing and Homelessness Research Strategy for Alberta was developed to identify research priorities to advance knowledge and understanding of housing and homelessness in Alberta. This research strategy is one of the first outcomes of an innovative research partnership between the Alberta Interagency Council on Homelessness and the Alberta...
This report presents information from a study on the needs of homeless people which (1) identified and described characteristics of federal programs targeted for homeless people and key nontargeted programs available to assist low income people generally; (2) identified amounts and types of funding for these programs in the fiscal year 1997; and (3)...
This article demonstrates how a user-friendly evaluation of a federally funded homeless prevention program using an action research approach--and using a logic model as the analytic framework--informed multiple stakeholders, including members of Congress, other decision makers, and Family Center practitioners. The program's target population was very...
This volume focuses on culturally competent evaluation. The first chapter is an overview of culture, cultural competence, and culturally competent evaluation; the other chapters provide case studies on the implementation of culturally competent evaluation in a variety of settings and with several populations. The volume contributors also present lessons...
Examining ethical questions about practice can make evaluators more critical of what they are doing: What is it to be a good evaluator? In whose interests should we be acting and to what purpose? (Author)
The article suggests that in evaluations of health and social care in the UK, especially those that are officially sponsored, users have occupied a minimal role. It is argued that this is largely because such studies are conducted in the context of a dominant positivistic paradigm, particularly in medicine, that emphasizes 'scientific' as opposed...
This article discusses the application of ethnography to the design and implementation of an anthropologically informed cost-benefit analysis, of a program for families of children with severe emotional disorders. Ethnography proved particularly useful at revealing monetary costs and benefits for various stakeholders not included in traditional evaluations...
This article is concerned with the underpinnings of practical participatory evaluation (PPE). Evaluation approaches have long been criticized because their results are often not used. It is believed that PPE addresses this drawback. The article focuses on the mechanisms underlying the links between activities and consequences in PPE. A PPE theory is...

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