Analyze the steps pertinent to effective program assessment.

Analyze the steps pertinent to effective program assessment.

Evidence-based practice utilizes a variety of research methods to gather evidence as to the efficacy of a program’s effectiveness, or cost effectiveness. According to your text, œSound research and its applications, although not guarantees of perfect policies and programs, are extremely useful tools in developing sound social policies and programs (p. 281). Additionally, we read that evaluation research is different from œbasic research in that evaluation research is based on reality factors in the field and can answer the question: Is this program achieving its goals within the cost estimates? In this first assignment, you will create a fictional œhow to guide in which you will analyze the steps pertinent to effective program assessment. Specifically, you will: Explain the parts of the program evaluation, and how one would carry out a program evaluation. Explain the steps of the program evaluation and what the program evaluator would want to measure / evaluate. Your fictional œhow to guide is intended to provide a step-by-step explanation of the components related to evaluating programs; you will not be conducting an assessment as part of the assignment. An example of a program evaluation and the research format is given in the Evaluation Strategies for Human Service Programs. Your example can be any of the typical health and services areas including: hospitals, nursing homes, clinic for substance abuse,

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