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By Ray Pawson
Realistic Evaluation shows how programme evaluation needs to be, and can be, bettered. It presents a profound yet highly readable critique of current evaluation practice, and introduces a `manifesto' and `handbook' for a fresh approach.
This work provides guidelines on the assessment, monitoring and evaluation of clients and the help they receive. Not adhering to specific schools of counselling, the work includes advice on meeting the client, through monitoring the therapeutic process to terminating counselling.
This text deciphers and explains the geopolitics of Europe, putting an emphasis on the relation between politics, culture and territory, and on the major geopolitical and cultural shifts which affect the relation between security, identity and territory.
In this comprehensive introduction to using statistics in the social sciences, Daniel B Wright describes the most popular statistical techniques, explaining their basic principles and demonstrating their use in a wide range of social research.
This reader draws together key material which has been published in "Counselling", the journal of the British Association for Counselling, over the last few years. It discusses such topics as: therapeutic approaches; contexts and practice; and research and future trends.
Hall offers a wide-ranging exploration of the issues surrounding cultural identity. He outlines the reasons why the question of identity is so compelling and yet so problematic. Outstanding contributors then interrogate different dimensions of the crisis of identity providing both theoretical and substantive insights into different approaches to understanding identity.
'Interrogated in well-researched case studies... the question of identity is placed solidly in the material world.... among the better contributions to the publishing boom of the last two years... very useful in undergraduate teaching' - Sociology
Explores the opportunities for counsellors to develop their own practice of psychodynamic counselling. This title encourages readers to look carefully at the way they work and to think about strategies to improve their skills in a specialized form of relating. It also examines areas crucial to the psychodynamic approach.
The process of analyzing qualitative data and producing a complete study is discussed in this book. Breaking down the transformation process into description, analysis and interpretation, Harry Wolcott discusses these three related activities. To illustrate them, he critically analyzes his own work, using nine of his previous studies as examples....
`The book is exciting. It opens up new ways of developing both organization and management. It inspires ideas of excellence and achievement and gives hope for this age. You can probably open this book anywhere and find something of value' - Business Age