a) What are the associations between evaluation research and quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methods?
c) Which research methods are applied most often to evaluation research in the social psychology field?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 11:29 am ad1c9bdddf
Research methods are similar, although they differ since the type of method applied in social psychology varies according to the researcher, their goals, skill set, and the population or subject of study. However, the more popular methods of research usually involve a mix of both quantitative and quantitative measures. The difference is that quantitative = quantity involving numbers, math, or statistics; and qualitative = quality incorporating findings with words or language data. On the other hand, evaluation research is the most in-depth, systematic process, which is used primarily in decision-making for collecting data. The following is an expanded explanation of each:
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"...[is] a type of study that uses standard social research methods for evaluative purposes, as a specific research methodology, and as an assessment process that employs ...
The associations between evaluation research and quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methods are determined.
Program evaluation for addictions and teens
Program Evaluation Plan Part 3: Communicating Results
For the course project, you have been assuming the role of a consultant who has been hired to develop a plan for an evaluation of a clinical mental health counseling program. Remember, you are creating a fictitious but plausible program with hypothetical stakeholders, clients, interventions, and measures. The purpose of the proposed evaluation is to guide program improvements and document progress toward the program's mission and goals. (Please see attached program that I am using that you will need to work off of) Thank you.
Your assignment in Unit 4 was to create an introduction, a description of the program to be evaluated, and the results of your hypothetical needs assessment.
Your assignment In Unit 8 was to establish your research base for the program evaluation by reviewing published evaluations and relevant research, and then to decide on a model of evaluation you plan to use in your program evaluation. The assignment also included a discussion of ethical standards and culturally sensitive strategies.
For this final assignment, complete your evaluation plan with recommendations for how the program could be improved and research in counseling could be advanced in the future. You should synthesize your recommendations and requirements for the program evaluation you are proposing and describe how you will present and disseminate the findings of your evaluation.
To achieve a successful project experience and outcome, you must include the following sections for Part 3:
Communicating Results to Counselors and Colleagues (approximately one page).
Communicating Results to Stakeholders (approximately one page).
Ethical and Cultural Considerations When Communicating Results (approximately one page).
Using Results to Improve the Program (approximately one page).
Using Results to Advance the Counseling Field (approximately one page).
Be a total of 5-7 pages of text (excluding the title page and the references page).
Include scholarly references to support your ideas about research on the kind of program you are evaluating (population, clinical focus, counseling approach), and program evaluation procedures (program evaluation model, needs assessment, ethical and cultural considerations).