Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should know

  • general principles of outcome monitoring,
  • measurement strategies and sources of data, and
  • methods of summarizing data and making inferences.

The Council on Social Work Education Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (CSWE-EPAS) Competencies that are highlighted in more depth in this chapter include the following:

2.1.2 Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice.
2.1.6 Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.
2.1.7 Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment.
2.1.10 (a–d) Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups,
organizations, and communities.