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Dr. Duder teaches an MSW course in program evaluation and acts as a thesis advisor to a number of graduate students, and as a methodological consultant on a variety of research projects. She is very proud of the fact that, on two occasions, teams of her students have distinguished themselves in the annual case competition sponsored by the National Capital Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society— winning in 1997; one of three finalists in 2000.
- The evaluation of social policies and services, with a particular emphasis on program theory, cost-benefit analysis and the impact programs can have on issues of social justice
- The use of quantitative research methods and statistics in social work research, including methods such as concept mapping
- Child welfare issues, such as permanency planning, parent finding and the effect of agency funding formulas on adoption practice
- Predictors of hospital length of stay (LOS), including the use of the Person-in-Environment (PIE) system for measuring the severity of psychosocial problems
McGill University, School of Social Work
3506 University St.
Montreal, PQ, H3A 2A7
tel #: 514 398-7066
fax #: 514 398-4760
e-mail: sydney [dot] duder [at] mcgill [dot] ca