How to do a Program Evaluation with No Research Experience
Course Description: This course is based upon material published in the SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices and is available as an open access article
This course provides a basic overview of program evaluation, including the goals of evaluation, types of evaluation, and common study designs. It provides general guidance on how to successfully plan, conduct, and manage an evaluation. The course also covers how to address research quality and disseminate your findings so that the results of your evaluation will have maximum impact.
This course on Evidence-Based program evaluation is designed for social workers, professional counselors, psychologists, nurses, and substance abuse counselors, who do clinical work. This course is appropriate for beginning, intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to do a program evaluation. The course material includes a brief literature review. It may also be useful for licensed clinicians who require clinical continuing education courses for license renewal.
The course is based on a journal article which includes research. It contains statistical analysis and data that some clinicians enjoy reading and others do not. A major benefit of reading research based articles for continuing education is they provide practitioners with the latest findings in their field.
Authors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding the goals and types of program evaluations. Specifically, a professional will:
Describe some of the common goals of conducting evaluations
Identify the purpose of the three main types of evaluation (process, outcomes, and impact.)
Recognize the defining features if the three most common study designs.
Citation: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, (2014). Non-Researcher’s Guide to Evidence-Based Program Evaluation. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Retrieved from http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/Courses/ProgramEvaluation/resources/NREPP_Evaluation_course.pdf. Reviewed by TM DiDona, PhD 2020 and found to be current. For a full list of current references, please Click Here
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This course is Non Interactive .