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SELECTING AND USING APPROPRIATE METHODS FOR EVALUATION OF INTERVENTIONS AND PROGRAM PROCESSES AND OUTCOMES.

Course Objectives  Students will develop skills in:  1. selecting and using appropriate methods for evaluation of interventions and program processes and outcomes;  2. applying knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in the evaluation of processes and outcomes;  3. demonstrating how to critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate intervention and program processes and outcomes;  4. applying evaluation findings to improve practice effectiveness at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Required Text(s) Grinnell, R. M., Gabor, P. A., & Unrau, Y. A. (2016). Program evaluation for social workers: Foundations of evidence-based programs (7th Ed.). New York: Oxford. Locke, L. F., Silverman, S. J., & Spirduso, W. W. (Eds.). (2010). Reading and understanding research (3rd Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Grading  ASSIGNMENT  PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL GRADE  SUBMISSION DATE  Common Assignment: Research Proposal*  40%  Dec 4th  Required Assignment: Oral or written presentation of research findings  40%  Dec 4th/11th  Other: participation, and other assignments (e.g., discussion board, quizzes, exercises, etc.)  20%  *See Appendix A for common assignment and/or grading rubric  COURSE OUTLINE  Module 1  Overview of the Research Process  Module Topics  1. Review of concepts and methods of research 2. Introduction to evaluation and intervention research 3. Importance of evidence-based practice  Readings  Cheung, M., Ma, A. K., Thyer, B. A., & Webb, A. E. (2015). Research-practice integration in real practice settings: Issues and suggestions. Research on Social Work Practice, 25(4), 523-530.  Drisko, J. W., & Grady, M. D. (2015). Evidence-based practice in social work: A contemporary perspective. Clinical Social Work Journal, 43(3), 274-282. doi:10.1007/s10615-015-0548-z  Module 2  Overview of Intervention Research  Module Topics  1. Definition of intervention research 2. Overview of intervention research 3. Manualized evidence-based practice 4. Common factors   Cabassa, L. J. (2016). Implementation science: Why it matters for the future of social work. Journal of Social Work, 52(S1), 538-550. doi.org/10.1080/10437797.2016.1174648 Fraser, M. W., & Galinsky, M. J. (2010). Steps in intervention research: Designing and developing social programs. Research on Social Work Practice, 20(5), 459-466. doi/pdf/10.1177/1049731509358424 Goldstein, N. E. S., Kemp, K. A., Leff, S. S., & Lochman, J. E. (2012). Guidelines for adapting manualized interventions for new target populations: A step-wise approach using anger management as a model. Clinical Psychology, 19(4), 385-401. doi:10.1111/cpsp.12011  Module 3  Designing and Conducting Intervention Research  Module Topics  1. Designing and refining an intervention 2. Theory of change 3. Preparing a logic model 4. Conducting an intervention research study 5. Testing efficacy 6. Testing effectiveness in practice settings   Fraser, M. W., & Galinsky, M. J. (2010). Steps in intervention research: Designing and developing social programs. Research on Social Work Practice, 20(5), 459-466.  Rodriquez, M.N, Baumann, A.A., & Schwartz, A,L. (2011). Cultural adaptation of an evidence-based intervention: From theory to practice in a Latino/a community context. American Journal of Community Psychology, 47, 170-186.  Module 4  Overview of Program Evaluation  Module Topics  1. Definition of program evaluation 2. The importance of program evaluation 3. Ethical issues in program evaluation  Readings  Grinnell, Gabor, Unrau Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Approaches and types of evaluation Chapter 3. The process Chapter 5. Ethics Kerns, S. E. U., Pullman, M. D., Negrete, A., Uomoto, J. A., Berliner, L., Shogren, D., Silverman, E., & Putnam, B. (2016). Development and implementation of a child welfare workforce strategy to build a trauma-informed system of support for foster care. Child Maltreatment, 21(2), 135-156. doi: 10.1177/1077559516633307 Morris, D. A., & Galicia-Castillo, M. (2017). Caring about residents’ experiences and symptoms (CARES) programs: A model of palliative care consolation in the nursing home. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, 34(5), 446-469. doi: 10.1177/1049909116641606 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2012). Chapter 3: Getting involved in the research process. In The effective health care program stakeholder guide

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