SOCW 6311 wk 9 peer responses
Respond to at least two colleagues’ improvements to the process evaluation report in the Social Work Research Qualitative Groups case study by doing the following:
Explain how your colleagues’ reports improved upon that of the case study.
Suggest further improvements.
Name first and references after every person
Instructor wants lay out like this:
Respond to at least two colleagues ( 2 peers posts are provided) by doing all of the following:
Identify strengths of your colleagues’ analyses and areas in which the analyses could be improved.
Address his or her evaluation of the efficacy and applicability of the evidence-based practice,
[Evaluate] his or her identification of factors that could support or hinder the implementation of the evidence-based practice,
And [evaluate] his or her solution for mitigating those factors.
Offer additional insight to your colleagues by either identifying additional factors that may support or limit implementation of the evidence-based practice or an alternative solution for mitigating one of the limitations that your colleagues identified.
Peer 1: Cedric Brown
RE: Discussion – Week 9
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Post a description of the process evaluation that you chose and explain why you selected this example.
The process evaluation that I chose was program quality assurance. It is a fairly broad evaluation that focus on the quality and approach of the quality of the program (Dudley, 2014). I selected program quality assurance because of the focus group having the ability to share what is working well with the other agencies and they all would be able to improve with each other’s suggestions and insight. Quality assurance can be referred as quality improvement or quality control (Dudley, 2014).
Describe the stage of program implementation in which the evaluation occurred, the informants, the questions asked, and the results.
The stage of program implementation when the evaluation will occur is during the data collection stage. The informants in this case would be the 10 social workers that are participating in the focus group. The questions asked are: what works well for your agency? What have you tried and how has it helped? The results must have been positive because the facilitator thought that it was a productive focus group and they planned to conduct more focus groups in the future.
Based upon your comparison of the case study and the program evaluation report that you chose, improve upon the information presented in the case study by identifying gaps in information.
In order to improve on the presented case study, I think what they discussed has to be known in order to improve upon it. So, gaps in information would be what is the outcome of the focus group. What was shared and what each social worker thought was improved upon is important to know.
Fill in these gaps as if you were the facilitator of the focus group. Clearly identify the purpose of the process evaluation and the questions asked.
Allow the participants to fill out a survey about what they learned or gained from the focus group or have them participate in an interview afterwards as a way to fill in the gaps of information. It will allow for the questions of what was learned and how will you apply these practices and procedures to your agency going forward. This ties in with the purpose of the process evaluation, which is to improve the quality of the agency.
Dudley, J. R. (2014). Chapter 8, “Improving How Programs and Practice Work”. Social
work evaluation: Enhancing what we do. (pp. 167–207 (2nd ed.) Chicago, IL:
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