PAD 520A3.docx - Running head POLICY OUTCOME 1 Assignment 3 Policy Outcomes PAD-520 Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation Dr Rick Humphress Strayer

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Running head: POLICY OUTCOME 1 Assignment 3: Policy Outcomes PAD-520 Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation Dr. Rick Humphress Strayer University November 20, 2018
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POLICY OUTCOME 2 Policy Outcomes 1. Construct constitutive and operational definitions In constitutive definition, one defines a construct by showing its relationship with other constructs. On the other hand, an operational definition involves assigning meaning to a construct by specifying the activities that are necessary to measure it. The following are the construct constitutive and operational definitions of the listed three actions and outcome variables: a. Program expenditure Constitutive definition: program expenditure includes the amount of money that a program consumes. Operational definition: program expenditure is the is the total cost of a program or project b. Equality of Education opportunity Constitutive definition: equality of Education opportunity involves affording everyone equal chances to access education. Operational definition: equality of education opportunity c. Energy consumption Constitutive definition: energy consumption includes the amount of energy or power that is used. Operational definition: energy consumption is obtained by summing up the amount of energy that is used.
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POLICY OUTCOME 3 2. Policy problems Policy problems are issues that need to be addressed by policy. Policymakers usually focus on solving these issues. From the list, the three policy problems that I have identified the crime, illegal immigration, and poverty. Crime occurs when individuals commit crimes that contrary to or are against the law. Government actions need to be directed towards how to address crime and reduce their occurrence. One indicator that crime is being solved by government action is the measurement of the rates of crime. A reduction in the rates of crime indicates that the problem is being solved by government action. On the other hand, an increase in crime
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