Explore BrainMass

Evaluation Research (Social Psychology)

Evaluation research applies the research methods to the assessment of an implemented program or policy.

- Consider the purpose of evaluation research.
- Determine which type of data is considered relevant to evaluation research in your discipline (Social Psychology).
- Assess which research methods are applied most often to evaluation research in your field.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post a 2- to 3-paragraph correlation between evaluation research and the quantitative, qualitative and mixed method research methods.

I would appreciate your help as I seem to be drowning in this class and am at a loss.

Solution Preview

Dear Student,
Hi There. I understand how it can be difficult for you especially since dealing with theory means applying abstract ideas. One of the things I do so I can manage theories is this, I think of theories as a kind of tool where each can only be used in specific ways. All that you have to remember is the limitations and uses of each and you will be fine. For example, qualitative is for studying subjects where your purpose is to discover as much information as possible. You don't need numbers, you don't want to measure. All you need is lots of text, lots of information that will explain the subject. Quantitative meanwhile is the opposite of that, a tool used to study a subject to measure it, so the data used is numbers. Just find out the use of each of the theories and methods that you need to understand in this class and you will be able to grasp them. Try making a table where you list the theories and methods and what they are used for. Now, for your task:

1. On Evaluation research - 100 words
2. Data Type - 100 words
3. Method for Evaluation research in Social Psychology - 100 words
4. Example of a study - 100 words

This should provide you with what you need. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. You can use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Good luck with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

Evaluation Research

According to ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise on the topic of doing evaluation research. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. 613 words.