List and briefly describe the five major typesfocuses of evaluation p 290 299

List and briefly describe the five major typesfocuses

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6. List and briefly describe the five major types/focuses of evaluation. (p. 290-299) (book and lecture) 7. How do politics affect research? (lecture) 8. Be able to define key terms for this chapter. (see Key Terms)
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o Try to set it up so you can address their fears CHAPTER 12: Reviewing, Proposing, and Reporting Research 1. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the three major types of research designs? Be able to compare the three types of designs (p.305-307) (book) 1. Experimental designs a. Strengths: i. Nomothetic causal hypotheses ii. Studies of treatment effects iii. Basic social psychological processes iv. Reduces possibilities of pre-existing differences, controlled conditions b. Weaknesses: i. Need volunteers, so they aren’t the same as everyone else (not generalizable) ii. Ethical and practical constraints iii. Field experiments require special access and have high costs 2. Surveys a. Strengths: i. Generalizable for large populations ii. Can include a large number of variables iii. Easy to find reliable measures b. Weaknesses: i. Can only measure what respondents are willing to say ii. Standardized questions can lump together different responses, miss details of respondents’ attitudes/feelings 3. Qualitative methods: a. Strengths: i. Intensive measurement ii. Direct observation iii. In-depth interviewing iv. Can identify multiple successive events v. Good for new groups/ideas/concepts b. Weaknesses: i. Time consuming ii. Expensive iii. Not as many cases can be examined iv. Not generalizable
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