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Economics of Public Policy

What do you think of the statement 'There is only so much money to go around'? Currently, the public wants better health care, better highways, better schools, and stronger national defense as it feels that it pays enough taxes to receive all these services. Each year, our political leaders at the local, state, and national le

Stakeholders Critical to Program Evaluations

What are the three major categories of stakeholders you deem as being critical to the success of your evaluation? Why were these people instrumental to your success? As you consider the future, do you believe these stakeholders will always be the major stakeholders who influence your success in future evaluations? Why or w

Relevance of Program Evaluation

What are the three most important things you learned as part of conducting a program evaluation? Your selection can focus on any aspect of the evaluation process creating a learning culture, methodological issues, managing the stakeholders, maintaining control over evaluation findings, interpretations, and political and ethical

Obstacles to Effective Methodology Utilization

What do you think are the major obstacles to effective utilization? Of these, if you could select the one most major obstacle, what would it be and why? Justify your answer using research and reasoning.

Program Evaluation Stipulations

Imagine your evaluation findings are not very well received by an agency and its administrators. Discuss what you would do so there might be a "reinterpretation." Factors for this feedback on your findings possibly contributing to the administrators' reaction to your interpretation of the findings could be: Change in the perspe

national crisis

I need help in putting together a paper that argues that the nation is in a state of crisis, put together a survey summary regarding the national crisis, list lessons from Britain and Japan, and I also need to write a memo to Pres. OBAMA and suggest measures.

Suicide bombers

If we assume that "human bombers" are not about military strategy, then what are they about? Are they motivated by a view of themselves as reflective of jihadist perspectives of them as being sacrifices and/or "gifts"? Consider this-if you were going to attempt to recruit people to be suicide bombers what would you focus on?

Costs Analysis and Budgets

Research two types of cost analyses and budgets available to program evaluation. Discuss those two types, explaining their pros and cons. Include sufficient literature documentation so your classmates may do additional reading for themselves. Lastly, tell whether you may use either type to assist with your own program evaluation

Program Evaluation

For oral presentations, consider the use of visual aids and discuss how they will affect your program evaluation presentation. Provide at least three reasons for the use of visual aids and their impact. Within your discussion, also include why or how you feel these visuals will affect your audience that is, what is it you expect

Comparison Between Oral and Written Presentations

What are the advantages and disadvantages of oral and written presentations? Within your discussion, include information about your audience, the need for effective communication, and what it consists of. Remember to consider the audience (stakeholders) to whom the presentation of findings will be made. Lastly, share which appro

Government in America

What is the significance of checks and balances? Is one branch of government more powerful than the others? How about a current event example that illustrates the power of one branch of government to check another. Is it appropriate for contemporary America? Why or why not?

Handling Industrial Economic Issues

thank you for guiding me. Need help in putting together a project (see below and attached). 1) Research Questions Industrial democracies like the US, Britain, and Japan are facing a dual challenge: Mounting government deficit and national debt that has reached a crisis level and an economy that is flat in growth despite h

Program Evaluation

If you were to choose a category of methodology for a short-term health care program, what methodology would you use and rely on? What quantitative evaluation measures will most likely dominate your evaluation methodology?

Constraints in a Program Evaluation

All of us know the importance of conducting sound program evaluations and the complexity of the environment in which the evaluation is conducted. Consider the constraints under which you may be operating within your environment, such as policy changes and questions of program effectiveness. What are the variables (constraints) a

Comparison Groups in a Program Evaluation

There are several quasi-experimental approaches to consider with program evaluation. Consider comparison groups and discuss their role in program evaluation. Explain why you will or will not be using them in your evaluation.

The Social Aspects of Science

Mark Erickson (2005), concludes our text by stating, "While it is important to understand the social aspects of science, the reverse may be even more important: that to understand society and culture, we need to understand science." What does the author mean by this? Provide specific examples to back up your reasoning

Program Evaluation of Public and Non-profit Organizations

A program evaluator is both blessed and cursed with the myriad of possible information sources available. Simply put, these are sources (resources) from which and whom information is obtained and used to assist in the evaluation process. Such sources can be, but are not limited to, stakeholders, archival data, and program recipi

The Importance of Information Systems

The management of information systems is very important to a program evaluator. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why? How can the presence or absence of a sound information system affect the evaluation process?

Anarchy and state response

What are the effects of anarchy on state behavior according to Neo-Realists? Do you agree? Be sure to provide examples and discuss alternative views.

Program Evaluation of Public and Non-profit Organization

Program theories can be important to program evaluation for several reasons. Program theories often assist evaluators and agency stakeholders with discovering support or explanation for program outcomes, what works and what doesn't. Stated simply, program theory is the theory that drives (directs and supports interpretation of t

Program Evaluations of Public and Non Profit Organizations

Suppose an agency has a legislative mandate to provide elder care, which includes medical, psychological, and welfare services to determine an elderly person's ability to live alone successfully. The social service program has been in effect for two years and is up for review to be funded further or to be eliminated. Accordin

Program Evaluation of a Public and Non-Profit Organization

It is an implicit proposition in literature that program evaluators can be caught somewhere between the analytical and objective world of researchers concerned with theory, research design, and data analysis on the one hand and the world of the practitioner who is involved with the needs of the client group and service delivery

Strategic Human Resource Management

Over the years, the HRM function that we know today has evolved from the personnel department, where it was largely responsible for hiring people, administratively getting them on roll, handling discipline problems, administrating a few programs, and planning the annual picnic. It was one of the least respected functions in the

Strategic Human Resource Management

Aaron Matthews is the human resources director for Molloyâ??s Metals, Inc., a manufacturer of machined metal components used in the automotive and aircraft manufacturing and servicing industries. Among the companyâ??s 129 employees is a group of 78 machinists who constitute the core of the companyâ??s business. Without their

Strategic Human Resource Management

With the advent of the Internet and other modern technologies, employees' rights to privacy are being brought to question on many fronts just what is your right to privacy at work? Does your employer have a right to read your personal e-mail? To place surveillance cameras in the restroom? To track the site that you visit on the

Strategic Human Resource Management

Please see attached reading material in order to answer questions below! Questions 1. What does Nucorâ??s approach to managing its people require of managers? 2. Suggest several ways that a company might encourage its more experienced workers to listen to ideas from newer employees. 3. What might an organization do

Check and balances question

There are many places where the checks and balances in the United States Constitution seem to have been circumvented at least minimally by one branch over another. Do you think the checks and balances set forth in the Constitution are still valid as a method of controlling government? Do you believe they are appropriately workin

Mark Erickson's science

According to the author, Mark Erickson science is a "multi-faceted" concept. Describe and explain this concept. Apply the multi-faceted concept to another discipline.

Strategic Human Resource Management - A3

Identify specific practices within the areas of compensation and benefits that would aid SEIIC in developing the kind of employees that it needs and for retaining its most valuable human capital. SEIICâ??s compensation and benefits programs are based on traditional design principles typical of a company of its age and histor