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Evaluation, Measurement and Research Methods

Program Evaluation Tools

Please read program evaluation methods developed by Robert Stake and Miriam Kluger. I have copy and pasted links related to each theory. I am trying to determine the strengths & weaknesses of each assessment tool. Can you answer each of the questions I have by responding to each? Provide your response below each individual qu

Utlization of Findings

What are some strategies that evaluators may use to increase the probability for the utilization of findings? Please include a reference so that I can expand on this topic. Thank you!

Unstructured Questions

What are unstructured questions also known as? - Closed-ended questions - Open-ended questions - Difficult questions - Interview questions

The Importance of Program Evaluation Questions

How do poorly written evaluation questions affect the program evaluation report? What affect do poorly written evaluation questions have on analysis and the interpretation of results? Please include a reference so I can expand on this topic. Thank you!

Ethical Concerns in Program Evaluations

Please help answer the following problem regarding research methods. Also include a reference so that I can expand on this topic. Thank you! What are some ethical issues related to managing stakeholder influence in program evaluation? How do these issues affect program evaluation? How can an evaluator best manage these issues

10 Commandments of Data Collection

Which of the following is one of the Ten Commandments of data collection? Answer Make sure the data collection form is detailed and complex. Destroy original data when your study is finished. Rely on other people to collect or transfer data. To think about where you are getting the data. .

Choice of research evaluation tools

The choice of evaluation tools is as important as is the methodology. What tools have you seen used and how well did it work? Looking at a program or project evaluation, what tools were used? If you would have used a different tool to a project what would it have been and why?

Untrained Data Collectors

When using untrained data collectors there are many factors to consider. But, I wonder...wouldn't you want to have these people trained before expecting quality control methods to overcome threats caused by these collectors? What do you think might be the potential for harm including loss of life or limb, to occur?

Evaluation Tools

Compare and contrast two different types of evaluation tools in relation to reliability, validity, and bias. How do you determine which tool best fits the needs of your evaluation? Please include a reference so that I can expand on this topic. Thank you!

Sequence Retrieval System

The author writes, Contestable results from SRS can also occur because information gathering in SRS entails a lot of time and labor. Inaccessibility of existing data makes proper sampling difficult hence researchers end up with cheap faulty data that are used hastily resulting in inaccurate output whose validity is questionable.

Standard Sampling

Problems can occur when standards are not carefully planned, identifying factors that must be excluded due to the limitations of the measure compared to the standard. Many of us in healthcare have found this to be difficulty to manage when measures have not been vetted through the evaluation process and thus are plagued with va

Evaluation of Randomized Controlled Trial Research

Critical evaluation of a research paper "Treatment of low back pain by acupressure and physical therapy: randomised controlled trial" Link to paper: http://www.bmj.com/content/332/7543/696.pdf%2Bhtml Evaluation questions for sections below are "attached" as word document: Evaluation of the Introduction: - Literature r

Statement of Purpose for graduate School Ph.D. Program/Goal Statement

Good Day, Need help on my Goal statement, will be done with my Master in May, My major Water resources engineering (GPA 3.5) and like to apply for PhD program, in the same school. subject related to water pollution related to chemicals spills from Nuclear power plant or any other infrastructures.(To work with one of my professo

Mutation

20. Look up U.S. Patent 5654155 at www.uspto.gov, which covers use of the BRCA1 gene's DNA sequence. Discuss what the patent covers and whether you think companies should be permitted to patent gene sequences. 21. Do Web research or consult Chapter 18 in the textbook to name a gene, other than BRCA1, that increases risk of dev

Consumer's Attitudes and Beliefs about CAM

Develop a methodology for assessing credibility and reliability of sources of complementary alternative medicine (CAM) information. Come up with three to five objective criteria to judge the credibility and reliability of a source of information on CAM, such as a book, newspaper article, or speaker, preferable on a CAM thera

Nursing Intervention Research

Describe the three phases of nursing intervention research: Phase 1: Intervention Development Phase 2: Pilot Testing an Intervention Phase 3: Controlled Trial of the Intervention

science project

I have prepared this science project. I need your view on this. Please do the grammar check and help with my last question if you need to edit or delate anything feel free to do that,

Florence Nightengale

How did Florence Nightengale contribute to nursing research and nursing development? How did she shape the multiple paradighm of nursing? 350 words

Falls and Barriers to Quality

What Barriers should be identified with Falls in a hospital setting when implementing a quality improvement? How could these barriers be overcome? Please include any references so that I can expand on this help. Thank you

Evaluating Existing Research Methodologies

In this question you will evaluate existing methodologies. Evaluate the methodology used to conduct the research in the below articles (see below). How has this problem or question been studied in the past? in your opinion , What methodology would be most useful in addressing this research problem or question,why? Asc

Statistical Process Control (SPC)

What is Statistical Process Control (SPC)? How might it be used, or is being used, in healthcare? What tools other than control charts are used in SPC?

Identifying Different Elements within Research

Identify and answer the following question for both articles linked below. - What was the research question? - What were the independent variables? - What was the dependent variable? - What was the sample size and how was it chosen? - What was the experimental design and use of control group? - Were the instruments of

Organizational Barrier

What are organizational barriers that may inhibit a successful research utilization proposal from being implemented?

Statistical analyses

a. List the statistical procedures used to describe the sample. b. Was the level of significance or alpha identified? If so, indicate the level (.05, .01, or .001). c. Complete the table below with the analysis techniques conducted in the study: 1) Identify the purpose (description, relationships, or differences) of each an

Family nursing research

What implications do research methodologies have for families who are the subjects of research? Discuss the challenges that exist in implementing research findings in family nursing as evidenced based care. What improvements need to be made?

Assisted Living Luxury Home SWOT Analysis

I am in the hospital and having a hard time concentrating on this assignment and could use some help with it. Attached is the first part of the plan already done. Please include any references you use. The organization is a made up one so I have been going on the models of other Assisted living homes. Complete an environmental

Reliability and Validity of Data Collection

Discuss why you need to be aware of the reliability and validity of the data collection tool that you are using in the quantitative research project. Discuss why you want to ensure the reliability and validity of the data collection tool that you are using in a qualitative research project.

Stragetic Plan for Opening Assisted Living Homes

I am researching assisted living homes and considering how a strategic plan can be designed for 3 to 5 years or more years of usage. I need help with the following. Please include any references. This will be a large three home apartment type complex - one for men, one for women, and one for couples. Many amenities for the clien

Strategic Planning Development and Implementation Process

I need help with a paper I am writing on the following. Please include any references you use. The leader of a local health care organization, Ken Janowski, has noticed other health care organizations successfully incorporating strategic management practices. Ken is considering using strategic management for his health care or