Field placement: Coalition for The Homeless  Research Question: Why is the homeless population uprising in Madison County. below is how my teacher responded to my research question.  For this assignment, you might consider the following question “Reasons why persons report being homeless in Madison County” With this type of question, you will need to consider the type of questions you would ask to whom you would ask the question, and how you would obtain this information. These are things to consider as you answer the questions in your evaluation plan. Instructions   Based upon class discussions, assigned readings and reputable resources, agency information you will be developing a program evaluation plan based upon your work in your field placement setting. Your research question should consider some aspect of client satisfaction.. You are not expected to collect the information you are discussing. Your work should reflect a basic understanding of (1) selecting questions for research purposes, (2) making sure your measurements are clearly linked to your research question (3) approaches used to collect data (4) the challenges in data collection and (5) the importance of disseminating the results of assessments. This assignment is worth 100 points. Your answers must be addressed in FULL The paper should include the following sections: Section I-IV should be at least 4-5 pages (Worth 30 points) I: Provide the Name and Mission of your agency II: Identify and discuss the specific program(s) you are working with at your agency. Provide the goals of the program you are working with. Describe your program in full. III: What type of activities are you engaged in at your field placement? Who are the people that you serve? (ex. Adolescent mothers, older adults). What are some of the challenges that you face providing services for your clients/organization? What are some of the challenges your clients face? (This section should be at least 2 pages) IV: Identify a specific research question pertaining to the program you are working with at the agency. Note: The question should reflect an assessment of the program overall and not an individual VI: Background Information on your Program Evaluation Plan: See below A-C  (15 points) Background Information on your Program Evaluation Plan What are the goals of the program evaluation? What are the performance issues driving the evaluation? Who are the critical partners, sponsors, and other stakeholders of the evaluation? What are the desired results of the evaluation plan? What outputs or products are expected from the evaluation? VI. Data Collection Form and Rationale (See form below) (10 points) WORKSHEET: DEFINING DATA COLLECTION QUESTIONS   In the column on the left, write down the questions you desire to answer through data collection. You should have at least 3 questions. The questions should focus on your overall research question. On the right, please explain how each of the questions will generate data that will help you with your need assessment. Evaluation Questions to be answered through Data Collection Rationale for the Question (How will the question generate data relevant to the goal of your evaluation plan?) VII: WORKSHEET: NEEDS ASSESSMENT DATA COLLECTION PLAN  (15 points) Please utilize the table below to identify your data collection approach. Utilize the 3 Data Collection questions that you have identified in the Worksheet above. Program Evaluation Questions (3 questions) these should be the 3 questions listed above Measures Data Source(s) (what are you trying to measure) Data Collection (from whom/what will data be collected) Method(s)  (how will you go collecting your information?) Instruments/Tools (what tools will you use to obtain your information?) VIII. Scheduling and Constraints (5 points) SCHEDULE: Use this section of the worksheet to create a simple schedule for the data collection and interpretation for the program evaluation Date(s) Task Person(s) Who is Responsible What will be the Deliverables/Outputs? CONSTRAINTS: (10 points) What are the top three constraints (or challenges) you expect you may face with implementing your evaluation plan for your agency? Constraint 1: Constraint 2: Constraint 3: IX. Discuss what you would do with the information that you collected from your program evaluation plan. How could it be used? Who would benefit from utilizing this information? Why is conducting research within a program setting important for social workers? (15 points)  

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