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Designs for Critical Evaluation

  • Angela Everitt
  • Pauline Hardiker
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Part of the Practical Social Work book series (PSWS)

Abstract

In this chapter, we draw upon the work of two post-modernist writers to outline frameworks that may be useful in designing that part of evaluation which is to do with generating evidence. The first, Layder (1993), sets out a research map. This clarifies different, but interrelated, levels of social life which impinge on, and are constructed through, activities, or practice. Second, Fraser’s analysis of need (1989) illustrates ways in which discourses may be analysed. In the next chapter, using the postmodernist work of Fox (1993), we explore ways in which alternative discourses may be fostered. He provides ideas for alternative ways of approaching the eliciting of, and meaning of, user views. We illustrate the chapter with examples drawn from our own attempts to evaluate for ‘good’ practice.

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© British Association of Social Workers 1996

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  • Angela Everitt
  • Pauline Hardiker

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