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Realist evaluation for practice in Sweden, Finland and Britain

Kazi, Mansoor, Blom, Bjorn, Moren, Stefan, Perdal, Anna-Lena and Rostila, Ilmari (2002) Realist evaluation for practice in Sweden, Finland and Britain. Journal of Social Work Research and Evaluation, 3 (2). pp. 171-186. ISSN 1521-3668

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    This article outlines the new, emerging realist paradigm in evaluation research and applies
    it to social work practice in three countries. This paradigm has the potential for a "white
    box" evaluation that not only systematically tracks outcomes but also the mechanisms
    that produce the outcomes, the contexts in which these mechanisms are triggered, and
    the content of the interventions. Human service programs introduce interventions that
    interact with the other causal mechanisms in the contexts of service users to produce
    outcomes. The purpose of realist evaluation is to investigate what works, for whom, and
    in what contexts. Practice examples are provided from Britain, Sweden, and Finland.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: UoA 40 (Social Work and Social Policy and Administration) © 2002 Springer Publishing Company
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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