Using Mixed Methods to Evaluate Counseling Services
In the Bennett, Riger, Schewe, Howard, and Wasco (2004) article assigned in this unit, the authors describe the evolution of their plan to assess outcomes in their community’s hotline, advocacy, counseling, and shelter services for victims of domestic violence. After reviewing the article, address the following:
- What qualitative data did the authors choose to evaluate?
- What quantitative data did they choose to evaluate?
- Critique the authors’ rationale and final decision, referencing considerations offered from the assigned chapters from your textbook. Do you agree or disagree with their rationale?
- What additional information about clients’ experience would have been valuable, and how could it have been collected? See the 2011 Chenail article assigned for this unit for possibilities.