Week 13 classnotes program eval

Week 13 classnotes program eval - ScWk 240 Research Methods...

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ScWk 240 Week 13 Edward Cohen, Ph.D. Page 1 ScWk 240 Research Methods and Design Week 13 November 21, 2008 San José State University Edward Cohen, Ph.D. Exam #2 Program Evaluation and Needs Assessment Affinity Group Work Program Evaluation and Needs Assessment “People only see what they are prepared to see.” --Ralph Waldo Emerson I. A Program Evaluation Story—when people really, really want a certain result II. What is “program evaluation”? A. The use of social research procedures to systematically investigate the effectiveness of social intervention programs . B. What is “program”? 1. Usually refers to an organized collection of services or activities that have the same objective. (It has a lot in common with evaluative research , but implies something larger.) For example, a) Day treatment program b) In-home services program c) School-based health program d) The Welfare-to-Work Program e) Parent skills education program 2. Can also refer to a policy a) The “Three-Strikes” law b) The Healthy Families Program (low cost health insurance) c) Multi-Ethnic Placement Act in child welfare d) The Mental Health Services Act e) The Medicare prescription drug benefit C. Because of the complexity of these programs and policies, evaluative research is
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ScWk 240 Week 13 Edward Cohen, Ph.D. Page 2 also more complicated and often involves all exploratory, descriptive, and explanatory types of research activities D. Two types: 1. Summative —assessing the success of a program for the purpose of deciding its future. This type of evaluation is done by the end of a pilot program, grant funding cycle, or legislatively mandated end date. 2.
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