Research Methods in Counselling Lecture 6

Question 1 of 34

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There are 2 related dimensions of evaluation. Summative is concerned with ( outcome, process )

Question 2 of 34

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There are 2 related dimensions of evaluation. Formative is concerned with ( process, outcome )

Question 3 of 34

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There is variation in the role of the evaluator. Pick the correct statement below, based on the lecture notes.

Select one of the following:

  • Outsiders are objective and insiders are involved

  • Outsiders are involved and insiders are objective

Question 4 of 34

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To inform decision making about a future program or a major review of an existing program, a ( proactive, clarificative, interactive, monitoring ) evaluation is required

Question 5 of 34

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When does a proactive evaluation take place:

Select one of the following:

  • Before program development

  • During program development

  • After program development

  • Never

Question 6 of 34

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Select all the relevant questions that apply when conducting a proactive evaluation:

Select one or more of the following:

  • What is the problem and what do we know about it?

  • Is there a need for the program?

  • What attempts to address the problem have been made in the past?

  • What is best practice in this domain?

  • What other sources of information can inform development of this program?

  • How is delivery going?

Question 7 of 34

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Select all of the items below that are concerned with proactive evaluation:

Select one or more of the following:

  • The extent of the need for a program among a defined population within a defined area of provision

  • Synthesising what is known about the identified problem

  • Critically reviewing ways in which an identified problem or issue can be addressed

  • Program change and improvement on a continuous basis

Question 8 of 34

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Select the three approaches to proactive evaluation from the list below:

Select one or more of the following:

  • Needs assessment

  • Research review

  • Review of best practice

  • Responsive evaluation

  • Action research

  • Quality review

Question 9 of 34

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A needs assessment looks at the needs of a particular population

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 10 of 34

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Taken directly from the lecture notes, a needs assessment identifies the discrepancy between:

Select one of the following:

  • an ideal or desired state and the actual state

  • competing views

  • path a and path b

  • the dependent variable and the independent variable

Question 11 of 34

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A needs assessment looks at what the priorities are amongst multiple needs. The term "need" is used as a ( noun, verb, adjective ).

Question 12 of 34

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In a needs assessment, the "need" refers to the problem, not the proposed solution. "The need for accessible treatment" is:

Select one of the following:

  • a problem

  • a proposed solution

Question 13 of 34

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In a needs assessment, the "need" refers to the problem, not the proposed solution. "The need for better preventative health" is:

Select one of the following:

  • a problem

  • proposed solution

Question 14 of 34

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In a needs assessment, the "need" refers to the problem, not the proposed solution. "We need a safe sex education program" is:

Select one of the following:

  • a problem

  • a proposed solution

Question 15 of 34

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Identifying priorities and developing action plans are part of which needs assessment process:

Select one of the following:

  • Planning

  • Data management

  • Utilisation

Question 16 of 34

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A reasoned description or interpretation of a body of literature that is relevant to the problem is the product of which approach to proactive evaluation:

Select one of the following:

  • Needs assessment

  • Research review

  • Review of best practice

Question 17 of 34

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A research review identifies existing theoretical and applied research relevant to the issue or problem that may inform ( program development, expected outcomes, the plan of attack )

Question 18 of 34

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A review of best practice is commonly referred to as establishment of ( benchmarks, needs, rules )

Question 19 of 34

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When reviewing best practice, organisational specific comparisons do NOT include:

Select one of the following:

  • identifying "cases" (who is doing best?)

  • analysis to identify common characteristics (how?)

  • Identify indicators of best practice (what can we translate to our situation?)

  • identify when the organisation achieved best practice (when?)

Question 20 of 34

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Taken directly from the lecture slide, clarificative evaluation forms aim to:

Select one of the following:

  • clarify program design and describe program delivery

  • describe program design and clarify program delivery

Question 21 of 34

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Clarificative forms of evaluation are not relevant to early stages of program implementation and delivery

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 22 of 34

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Select the questions that apply when conducting a clarificative evaluation:

Select one or more of the following:

  • What are the intended outcomes and how does the design fit these outcomes?

  • What is the underlying rationale for the program?

  • What components need to be modified in order to achieve or maximise outcomes?

  • Is the program plausible?

  • What aspects are evaluable?

  • Is there a need for the program?

Question 23 of 34

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Select all of the items below that are concerned with clarificative evaluation:

Select one or more of the following:

  • Description of program

  • Analysis of program logic

  • Plausibility of program design

  • Consistency between design and delivery

  • Planning for subsequent evaluation (e.g. of outcomes and impact)

  • Assistance in planning and conducting evaluations

Question 24 of 34

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Analysis of program logic leads to the ( rationale, conclusion, description of the program )

Question 25 of 34

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Which is NOT an approach to clarificative evaluation:

Select one of the following:

  • Evaluability assessment

  • Examination of program logic

  • Empowerment evaluation

Question 26 of 34

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Which evaluation form "assumes people at the local level can create effective solutions to situational concerns"?

Select one of the following:

  • Interactive

  • Proactive

  • Monitoring

  • Impact

Question 27 of 34

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Interactive evaluation is relevant for early implementation or existing programs open to improvement, with the emphasis being on ( delivery, planning, feedback )

Question 28 of 34

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Interactive evaluation integrates evaluation into the day to day processes of organisations that deliver programs or services

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 29 of 34

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Select all of the items below that are concerned with interactive evaluation:

Select one or more of the following:

  • The provision of systematic evaluation findings that local providers can use to make decisions about the direction of their programs

  • Assistance in planning and conducting evaluations

  • Synthesising what is known about the identified problem

  • Critically reviewing ways in which an identified problem or issue can be addressed

  • Program change and improvement on a continuous basis

  • Evaluation as a means of empowering providers and participants

Question 30 of 34

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Which of the interactive evaluation approaches meets these criteria:
* responds to stakeholder needs for information
* fieldwork - organisation case study approach
* negotiated boundaries of the evaluation
* increases stakeholder awareness

Select one of the following:

  • Responsive evaluation

  • Action research

  • Quality review

  • Developmental evaluation

  • Empowerment evaluation

Question 31 of 34

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Which of the interactive evaluation approaches meets these criteria:
* local level solutions to on the job problems
* collaborative, social action
* cyclical process: develop plan of action to improve current program; implement plan' observe effects of action; reflect and refine; develop plan...

Select one of the following:

  • Responsive evaluation

  • Action research

  • Quality review

  • Developmental evaluation

  • Empowerment evaluation

Question 32 of 34

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Which of the interactive evaluation approaches meets these criteria:
* institutional self-study
* undertaken by program staff at the discretion of management in the context of a culture of evalution

Select one of the following:

  • Responsive evaluation

  • Action research

  • Quality review

  • Developmental evaluation

  • Empowerment evaluation

Question 33 of 34

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Which of the interactive evaluation approaches meets these criteria:
* evaluator as key adviser
* team approach to design and test new approaches in long-term continuous improvement

Select one of the following:

  • Responsiveness evaluation

  • Action research

  • Quality review

  • Developmental evaluation

  • Empowerment evaluation

Question 34 of 34

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Which of the interactive evaluation approaches meets these criteria:
* emphasis on self-determination
* meaningful change is underpinned by an increased capacity in stakeholders and participants to initiate and carry out social change

Select one of the following:

  • Responsive evaluation

  • Action research

  • Quality review

  • Developmental evaluation

  • Empowerment evaluation

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