EVALUATION DESIGN &amp METHODOLOGY

 

Description For the fourth Case Assignment, write a 4- to 5-page essay (utilizing at least 3–5 references) in which you assess strengths and weaknesses of data collection methods employed in an actual program evaluation. The evaluation might be one from the Background readings for this module or any article that you have found. Be sure to cite your research example; then, briefly suggest ways in which the limitations in the evaluation could be addressed in a follow-up study. Assignment Expectations Provide scholarly sources to support your work. It is important in doctoral-level assignments to demonstrate your ability to synthesize and compile information from the literature. Limit your response to 5 pages maximum and provide a minimum of 3–5 references. Be sure to provide citations of sources consulted in preparing your paper in the body of the document itself (i.e., in addition to furnishing a reference list). Remember, any statement that you make that is not common knowledge or that originates from your synthesis or interpretation of materials you have read must have a citation associated with it. For guidelines on in-text citations, visit the following website: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_apa.html Use information from the module Home and Background pages as well as other credible and peer-reviewed sources retrieved from a library or an Internet search. Required Reading Goering, P., Boydell, K., & Pignatiello, A. (2008, Mar.). The relevance of qualitative research for clinical programs in psychiatry. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 53(3), 145-151. Retrieved from ProQuest. Menon, P., Mbuya, M., Habicht, J.-P., Pelto, G., Loechl, C. U., & Ruel, M. T. (2008, Mar.). Assessing supervisory and motivational factors in the context of a program evaluation in rural Haiti. The Journal of Nutrition. 138(3), 634-637. Retrieved from ProQuest. Creedy, D. K., Mitchell, M., Seaton-Sykes, P., Cooke, M., et al. (2007, Oct.). Evaluating a Web-enhanced bachelor of nursing curriculum: perspectives of third-year students. Journal of Nursing Education, 46(10), 460-467. Retrieved from ProQuest. Enander, R. T., Gagnon, R. N., Choudary, R., Hanumara, C., et al. (2007, May). Environmental health practice: Statistically based performance measurement. American Journal of Public Health, 97(5), 819-824. Retrieved from ProQuest. Lloyd, R. C. (2007, Summer). In God we trust; all others bring data. Frontiers of Health Services Management, 23(4), 33-38. Retrieved from ProQuest. Muckle, S. (2007, Jul.). An evaluation of a primary care-based weight management initiative. Community Practitioner, 80(7), 20-23. Retrieved from ProQuest. Powell, J. (2007, Oct.). An interventional radiology clinical rotation to enhance student learning. Journal of Nursing Education, 46(10), 476-479. Retrieved from ProQuest. Thomas, C. W., Smith, B. D., & Wright-DeAgüero. (2006, Aug.).The program evaluation and monitoring system: A key source of data for monitoring evidence-based HIV prevention program processes and outcomes. AIDS Education and Prevention, 18 (Suppl. A), 74-80. Retrieved from ProQuest. Additional Resources (Optional) Edyburn, D. L. (2006, Winter). Research and practice. Journal of Special Education Technology, 21(1), 51-53. Retrieved from ProQuest. Katzenmeyer, C. (1997). User-friendly handbook for mixed methods evaluations. NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources. Retrieved from http://www.nsf.gov/outage.html. University of Florida, Cooperative Extension Services (1993). Data Gathering Designs to Evaluate Educational Programs. Retrieved from http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/PD/PD01700.pdf United States Department of Agriculture (2004). Program and Evaluation Improvement: Data Collection. Retrieved from http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/peis/Evaluation/DataCol.htm Westat. (2000). Technology Opportunities Program Evaluation Guide. Retrieved from http://www.ntia.doc.gov/legacy/otiahome/top/research/HEALTH.pdf

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