Comprehensive Evaluation

Evaluation can provide multiple types of information to stakeholders.

An effective evaluation can highlight client or community needs, assess efficacy, evaluate program operation and service provision, and provide information about cost/benefit ratios. Evaluation may also originate from inside an organization or be required by an external body. The type of evaluation needed for a given situation depends on the specific goals and needs of the program or organization. Sometimes, it may be beneficial to combine several types of evaluation to provide a more comprehensive picture of program performance.

For this Discussion, you will consider how the three types of evaluations you have studied—needs assessment, process evaluation, and outcome evaluation—work in concert to provide insight into a program’s performance and ability to achieve client goals.

To Prepare
Read Chapters 13 and 16 of the course text.
Consider the three types of evaluations that you have studied throughout the course:
Needs Assessment (Week 6)
Process Evaluation (Week 7)
Outcome Evaluation (Week 8)

Post to your Discussion and address the following:
1. What makes each type of evaluation distinct?
2. Why is each type of evaluation important for understanding the efficiency and effectiveness of a program?
3. What type of outcome evaluation would you propose for your program evaluation? Explain your selection.

SOW 5807 Week 2 Individual and Team DB Assignments

SOW 5807 Week 2 Individual and Team DB Assignments

There are two parts to this week’s discussion: an Individual Response and a Team Discussion.

Individual Response

This week’s discussion board assignment has 2 parts but will be completed on one discussion board. To begin this week’s activities post your part 1 individual response by clicking reply to the discussion board prompt. In your individual responses each student will address the following:

Each student will choose and post two of the fourteen qualities, discussed in the article, that they feel they already possess and give examples of how they have used these qualities effectively in their work or personal life.

Then, each student will choose and post two of the fourteen qualities that they feel need to be developed further. Give examples of your difficulty in this area. Create a plan to address these two areas. What would you do first, second, and so on to work on increasing your effectiveness in these areas?

Team Discussion Board

To begin your Team Discussion, continue working under the same thread. Review your team members’ responses and engage in a discussion about the fourteen qualities of the effective therapist. Examine what you learned from the readings and about yourself.

Remember, a discussion is a “back and forth” engagement with team members. Be thoughtful in your responses. Consider ways you might encourage each other to think more deeply.

Below is a printable document with the Assignment Descriiption.

SOC 320: Assignment 4 Examination of ideologies

In this assignment, you are asked to re-read your explanation of inequality in the US as written in Assignment 1.

You will reflect on how your socialization has impacted your beliefs.
Be sure to address the specific questions below.

(When you submit your response, you will also submit two quick multiple-choice responses that categorize your overall impression of your own initial writings as well as that of your classmates.

These are opinion questions so it is just a reflection of your impression. Your grade will be based upon your written response).
Looking over what you wrote in Assignment 1, do you feel that your response reflects the Dominant American Ideology or do you think that it questions US ideology (such as by pointing out how structural factors that may impede social mobility?)

Marger discusses 7 specific beliefs relevant to the Dominant American Ideology (chapter 8, page 226 to 236) as well as 3 ancillary beliefs (237-239). Use specific quotes from your writing and talk about how they either illustrate or contradict, the beliefs discussed by Marger.

How has your socialization impacted how you explain inequality? For instance, how does your family history and the experiences of family members (currently and in earlier generations) help inform how you explain the sources of inequality?

Pulling from the 7 beliefs that make up the Dominant American Ideology (as discussed by Marger in chapter 8 (page 226 to 236) discuss how your classmate’s writings reflect or contradict these beliefs.

Use specific quotes from at least three different classmates as illustrations for at least 3 different beliefs. (You may also discuss the 3 ancillary beliefs p 237-239)

Textbook: Marger, Martin N. 2014. Social Inequality: Patterns and Processes, 6th edition. McGraw-Hill. (ISBN 9780078026935)