Postgraduate Course: Approaches to Child Protection Evaluation (EDUA11315)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course provides an introduction to commissioning, conducting and designing evaluations in child protection and will explore different types of evaluation, development of evaluation indicators, objectives and plans. This course will also critically examine the literature on ¿what works¿ in child maltreatment prevention and response.
Introduction to Evaluation in child protection
Evaluation in practice
Developing indicators for child protection evaluations
What works in child protection?
Applying causal pathways in child protection evaluations
Promising practices for child protection prevention and response
The costs and consequences of child abuse and neglect
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- On completion of the course, students will be able to:
Demonstrate an advanced understanding of evaluation approaches including process, impact and outcome evaluations.
- Critically analyse and develop measurable direct and proxy indicators to demonstrate improvements in child protection response and prevention.
- Compare and contrast causal pathways and theories of change in child protection and apply these in evaluation frameworks.
- Synthesise key literature on evidence-based and promising practices for child protection prevention and response.
- Demonstrate logic modelling frameworks for child protection prevention and response interventions, and
Critically explore evaluation approaches in order to choose the most appropriate approach for a variety of settings including complex emergencies and post-conflict settings.
|Additional Course Reading|
-Quinn Patton, M. 2008 Utilization-Focused Evaluation. 4th edition Sage: New York
-NICE Moving beyond effectiveness in evidence synthesis
Methodological issues in the synthesis of diverse sources of evidence( Jenny Popay ed)
- Fry, D. Youth Violence Prevention Reader: A Systematic Review of Reviews of What Works in Youth Violence Prevention with a particular emphasis on low- and middle-income countries. Geneva: World Health Organization, 2013.
- Taylor, J.; Daniel, B.; Scott, J.
Towards an international agenda for child neglect: methodological issues from a systematic review DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2206.1999.00109.x
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||child protection, research methods
|Course organiser||Ms Deborah Fry
Tel: (0131 6)51 4796