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Is planning and evaluation a cyclical or a linear process? Explain

Question 16. Calculate a response rate using the following information. Out of 600 questionnaires assessing alcohol consumption sent out to the junior class at Layetteville High School,
· 450 were returned
· 10 had responses marked only on front pages (the back pages were omitted)
· 10 were returned blank
64.6%
75.0%
73.3%
11%
Question 21. Compare and contrast the differences and similarities of evaluation and research. Define each, explain the goal of each and share why each is important in public health.

Question 22. Share the criteria of a good evaluation. Be sure to include:
1. the elements and considerations for quality assessments,
2.the concept of rigor including defining and commenting on the concepts of reliability and validity,
3. a description of the four standards of evaluation that have been established by the American Evaluation Association.

Question 23. Is planning and evaluation a cyclical or a linear process? Explain your answer using one of the evaluation frameworks to do so.
Question 24.
Consider a potential evaluation design for a community health program targeting teens for prevention of either sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or prevention of drug use. (Choose only one program.) List at least three groups that could be potential stakeholders in a program evaluation. List at least one output, one outcome, and an evaluation questions you might address for the program. Share a qualitative and a quantitative evaluation method that could be utilized and the advantages or disadvantages of each.

Question 25. For this dilemma presented below, consider these questions:
1. What ethical principles are involved in this situation?

2. What are at least two options to consider?

3. What would you do?
You are leading a team of colleagues that will be evaluating program effectiveness of your organization based on achievement of intended outcomes. The primary audience for these evaluation results is the funder for the programs being evaluated. The political grapevine suggests that serious budget cuts will result in the elimination of less-effective programs. In some cases this funder represents the primary source of the entire agency budget. Your team fears for their jobs if the results are not favorable. As you design the evaluation instrument, you are conflicted about the questions you will ask and the level of rigor you will use. Your name will go on the evaluation report as leader of the team.

You sincerely believe in the value of the programs for the individuals and families they serve and have seen firsthand the impacts on their lives. You weren’t happy with the intended outcomes written (hastily in your opinion) by the grant writer who wasn’t very familiar withthe actual work.
Question 26. In striving to promote ethical practices in the evaluation of programs, products, personnel, and policy, the American Evaluation Association (AEA) has developed five principles to guide evaluators in their professional practice. List and explain the 5 principles and for each principle, provide an example that addresses the cultural competency continuum.

Question 27. Explain what a logic model is and describe all the components of the model. Explain the potential benefits of using one in an evaluation


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