Test Bank Program Evaluation An Introduction to an Evidence-Based Approach , 6th Edition David Royse A+

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Test Bank Program Evaluation An Introduction to an Evidence-Based Approach , 6th Edition David Royse A+

Test Bank Program Evaluation An Introduction to an Evidence-Based Approach , 6th Edition David Royse A+

$35.00
Test Bank Program Evaluation An Introduction to an Evidence-Based Approach , 6th Edition David Royse A+

Chapter 1

Introduction

MULTIPLE CHOICE

  1. Evaluative research helps those in the social sciences to

  1. objectively describe things
  2. uncover the causes of psychological problems
  3. uncover the processes by which interventions work
  4. help determine whether the needs of clients are being met

ANS: D

Pg. 34

  1. The Campbell Collaboration and the Cochrane Collaboration are

  1. theoreticians that can help practitioners find a theory upon which to base their programs
  2. websites that contain systematic reviews of research projects
  3. compendia of treatment manuals used to guide program development
  4. groups of practitioners that determine if interventions are empirically supported

ANS: B

Pg. 8

  1. What is the definition of a program?

  1. a group of individuals advocating for services for a vulnerable population
  2. an organized collection of activities designed to reach certain objectives
  3. a multi-disciplinary group of volunteers seeking to add to the knowledge base of a certain field
  4. a grass-roots effort aimed at securing funding for services that are to be developed

ANS: B

Pg. 18

  1. Characteristics of a “good” program include all of the following EXCEPT:

  1. staffing
  2. stable funding
  3. only services that are empirically based
  4. a conceptual or theoretical foundation

ANS: C

Pg. 15

  1. Agency A is known in their large urban community for their annual fund-raiser held every year in the summer, which is a regionally televised event. This is an example of which of the characteristics of a “good” program?

  1. staffing
  2. evidence-based research foundation
  3. stable funding
  4. recognized identity

ANS: D

Pg. 9

  1. According to the APA’s Clinical Psychology Task Force on Promotion and Dissemination of Psychological Procedures, in order for a psychosocial intervention to be considered for inclusion in the list of empirically supported treatments, it has to meet which of the following criteria when there have been at least two good between-group design experiments?

  1. superior to pill or psychological placebo or to another treatment
  2. equivalent to an already established treatment in experiments with adequate statistical power
  3. a history of at least ten years of implementation by practitioners
  4. both a and b

ANS: D

Pg. 12

  1. If there have been a large series of single case designs (more than 9) demonstrating efficacy, which criteria must be met to be considered an empirically supported treatment?

  1. use of good experimental design
  2. compared the intervention to another treatment
  3. use of a treatment manual
  4. demonstrated effects by at least two different investigators or practitioners
  5. all of the above are criteria that must be met

ANS: E

Pg. 12

  1. The human services professionals are moving in the direction of evidence-based practice, which is the integration of which of the following three components?

  1. the best research evidence, use of clinical expertise, client values
  2. mission statement, use of clinical expertise, client consent
  3. the best empirical research, community input, and use of clinical judgment
  4. literature review, program objectives, effective interventions

ANS: A

Pg. 12

  1. Which of the following is NOT a good reason to base your program on a sound theoretical model?

  1. it helps ensure that funding sources will favor your program
  2. it helps ensure the consistency of the approach
  3. it helps to organize the program
  4. it aids in problem conceptualization and proposed interventions

ANS: A

Pg. 14

  1. Program evaluation and basic research have some similarities. Which of the following is a difference between the two approaches?

  1. beginning with a problem, question or hypotheses
  2. a design is developed then data are gathered
  3. data are analyzed and a report is written
  4. the expected use or utility of the data

ANS: D

Pg. 19

  1. You run a drug abuse prevention education for high school youth. You are asked to complete an evaluation of the program because recently some community members asked the school board to not fund this program because they had read previous studies about the DARE program and said these programs do not work. You believe the program is meeting its goals and want to show that it is effective, as well as a good use of public funds. This is an example of which reason to evaluate programs?

  1. testing a new intervention
  2. competition for scarce funds
  3. evaluation for accountability
  4. evaluation for proof of met goals

ANS: C

Pg. 20

  1. A(n) _______________________ definition is the way a variable is defined and measured for the purposes of the evaluation or study.

  1. accurate
  2. measurable
  3. good
  4. operational

ANS: D

Pg. 28

  1. The belief that valid knowledge about the objective world can be determined through scientific research is which philosophical foundation of program evaluation?

  1. realism
  2. positivism
  3. pragmatism
  4. scientism
  5. none of the above

ANS: B

Pg. 30

TRUE/FALSE

  1. The main purposes of program evaluation are to attempt to build theory and add to the knowledge base of the profession.

ANS: F

Pg. 2

  1. Programs have their own identify.

ANS: T

Pg. 9

  1. Within an agency, two programs may service philosophies that differ.

ANS: T

Pg. 9

  1. Program evaluation studies are considered an inadequate way to test the validity of theories.

ANS: T

Pg. 16

  1. Program evaluation involves making comparisons to other agencies, past or prior efforts or against a stated objective.

ANS: T

Pg. 19

ESSAY/SHORT ANSWER

  1. Describe the differences between descriptive research and evaluative research. Include a discussion of where program evaluation fits within these types of research.

Pg. 2

  1. What is evidence-based practice and why is it important in human services?

Pg. 12

  1. How can you determine whether or not a certain program or intervention is based on empirical evidence?

Pg. 17

  1. List 4 reasons for program evaluation and explain the importance of each.

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