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Getting Started
You are now entering the “research plan” portion of the research process (this research plan is not the same thing as the program or practice evaluation plan that you will use to help you with all sections of your final paper). The research plan is the logic of how a program evaluator will answer questions about the program. The research plan will help answer the research questions about whether the program is being implemented properly (i.e., formative program evaluation) or whether the program is achieving its goals (i.e., summative program evaluation).
For this discussion board post you will need to select a research design and data collection method for your program evaluation. The first part of your research plan consists of selecting a research design or type of study that fits the purposes of the evaluation. You already discussed part of this section when you identified the “purpose of your evaluation” in an earlier Workshop. The basic research designs used in program evaluation are formative designs, survey designs, pre-post designs, and impact assessments in the form of quasi-experimental and experimental designs. So, you will need to pick a design you plan to use to evaluate your social work program, in addition to addressing at least two threats to the internal validity of your program evaluation.
The second part of your research plan consists of deciding on a data collection procedure. The types of data collection procedures include a questionnaire, personal interview, telephone interview, focus group, direct observation, and secondary data. So, you will need to identify and discuss at least two data collection methods you plan to use to collect data for your program evaluation. For each of the data collection methods you choose you will need to address its advantages and disadvantages.
Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:
Design and support a research plan for clinical practice (PLO 13)
Analyze quantitative and qualitative research methods and findings (PLO 13)
Suggest implications for practice based on research findings (PO 13; ILO 5)
Resources
Textbook: Handbook of Program Evaluation for Social Work and Health Professionals.
Article: Behavioral Treatment of PTSD in a Perpetrator of Manslaughter: A Single Case Study
File: Program Evaluation Plan
File: Practice Evaluation Plan
Video: Formative Assessment / Evaluation
Video: Basic Monitoring and Evaluation Concepts
Important Note about Videos: Please keep in mind that if you are asked to watch any video in this course and it does not work, this is okay. In this world of technology and easy access to information, all you need to do is search for more relevant videos using the relevant terms for this Workshop. So, for this workshop, open YouTube and type the words “Research Designs for Program Evaluation” and “Data Collection Methods for Program Evaluation” and it should show dozens of videos to choose from. You can also use similar keywords to search for relevant videos. Keep in mind that whatever video(s) you decide to utilize for your assignment, you must cite them in your reference section. The general format for citing a video in APA is below:
Author, A. A. [Screen name]. (year, month day). Title of video [Video file]. Retrieved from http://xxxxx
Instructions
Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
Read Chapters 7 and 8 from the Handbook textbook.
Read pages 511 – 519 from the article, Behavioral Treatment of PTSD in a Perpetrator of Manslaughter: A Single Case Study.
Select one research design you plan to use to evaluate your social work program.
Navigate to the Discussion page and respond to the following:
Address at least one threat to the internal validity of your program evaluation utilizing the research design you chose (see pages 260-267 of the textbook for more help on this piece).
Identify and discuss at least one data collection method you plan to use to collect data for your program evaluation.
Expound upon at least one advantage and one disadvantage of using the aforementioned data collection method.
Please make sure you answer each question fully…
I work in an IOP setting facility with substance abuse clients from age 18 and up.
Please watch the video’s below to complete the assignment……
Video: Formative Assessment / Evaluation

Video: Basic Monitoring and Evaluation Concepts

I have attached the articles for this assignment, please use it and citation and reference. Read pages 511 – 519 from the article
Behavioral Treatment of PTSD in a Perpetrator of Manslaughter: A Single Case Study
I have attached the papers that you need to read to complete this assignment….. please make sure you read all three papers, because it talks about my program that i am doing…..
If you have any questions please let me know

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