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Goal Attainment Scaling: Applications, Theory, and Measurement :  Applications, Theory, and Measurement - Thomas J. Kiresuk

Goal Attainment Scaling: Applications, Theory, and Measurement

Applications, Theory, and Measurement

By: Thomas J. Kiresuk (Editor), Aaron Smith (Editor), Joseph E. Cardillo (Editor)

Hardcover Published: December 1993
ISBN: 9780898598896
Number Of Pages: 326

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There is an extensive literature on Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS), but the publications are widely scattered and often inaccessible, covering several foreign countries and many professional disciplines and fields of application. This book provides both a user manual and a complete reference work on GAS, including a comprehensive account of what the method is, what its strengths and limitations are, how it can be used, and what it can offer. The book is designed to be of interest to service providers, program directors and administrators, service and business organizations, program evaluators, researchers, and students in a variety of fields.
No previous account of GAS has provided an up-to-date, comprehensive description and explanation of the technique. The chapters include a basic "how to do it" handbook, step-by-step implementation instructions, frequently occurring problems and what should be done about them, methods for monitoring the quality of the goal setting process, and a discussion of policy and administration issues. There are many illustrations from actual applications including examples of goals scaled for the individual, the specific program, the agency, or the total system. Procedures for training and estimates of training costs are also provided.

Introduction and Overviewp. 1
Illustrations of Goal Settingp. 15
Goal Setting, Follow-Up, and Goal Monitoringp. 39
Applications of Goal Attainment Scalingp. 61
Training in Goal Attainment Scalingp. 105
Implementing Goal Attainment Scalingp. 119
Historical Perspectivep. 135
Conceptual Backgroundp. 161
Psychometric Issuesp. 173
Reliability of Goal Attainment Scoresp. 213
Perspectives on Validityp. 243
Appendix A: Summary Score Conversion Keyp. 273
Appendix B: Keeping Follow-Up Guides on Targetp. 279
Afterwordp. 283
Referencesp. 285
Author Indexp. 297
Subject Indexp. 303
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ISBN: 9780898598896
ISBN-10: 0898598893
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 326
Published: December 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1