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Planning Theory [WLO: 1] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3]

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 1: Differences Between Lines and Circles (which discusses planning theory) and Chapter 2: Programs: Containers for Idea Implementation from the textbook Comparative Approaches to Program Planning.

Select two of the planning theories (i.e., synoptic, incremental, advocacy, transactive, or radical) which were discussed in Comparative Approaches to Program Planning. How might the two selected theories relate or not relate to your current or desired line of work in the human services realm? Describe this relation or lack of relation in detail, and cite at least one other scholarly source in your discussion. To help determine whether a source is scholarly or not, see the 

Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources

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 tip sheet.

Required Resources

Texts

Leedy, P. D. & Ormrod, J. E. (2019). 

Practical research: Planning and design

 (12th ed.). Pearson.

· Chapter 1: The Nature and Tools of Research

· Pages 1-9, 19-27

· Chapter 2: The Problem: The Heart of the Research Process

· Chapter 3: Review of the Related Literature

· Chapter 4: Planning Your Research Project

· The full-text version of this ebook is available in your online classroom through the RedShelf platform. This book is a comprehensive text on practical research planning and design. Chapter 1: The Nature and Tools of Research reviews what is meant by research, including the cyclical nature of academic research, the steps of a research project, it’s philosophical underpinnings and some research tools. Chapter 2: The Problem: The Heart of the Research Process provides strategies for identifying research problems, subproblems and a proposed research study. Chapter 3: Review of the Related Literature provides information about the purposes of a literature review, how to research literature and strategies to evaluate literature. Chapter 4: Planning Your Research Project compares primary data and secondary data, quantitative and qualitative research, substantial and intangible phenomena, and discusses strategies to enhance credibility and ethical issues. Chapter 1: Differences between Lines and Circles (Planning Theory) and Chapter 2: Programs: Containers for Idea Implementation will assist you in your Planning Theory discussion forum this week. Chapter 1: The Nature and Tools of Research, Chapter 2: The Problem: The Heart of the Research Process, Chapter 3: Review of the Related Literature, and Chapter 4: Planning Your Research Project will assist you in your Research Problems learning activity this week.

Netting, F. E., O’Conner, M. K., & Fauri, D. P. (2008). 

Comparative approaches to program planning


Wiley.

· Chapter 1: Differences Between Lines and Circles

· Chapter 2: Programs: Containers for Idea Implementation

· The full-text version of this ebook is available in your online classroom through the RedShelf platform. This book is a comprehensive text on comparing approaches to program planning. Chapter 1 discusses how there is not one approach to planning that will fit every situation. Additionally, the historical context behind the science and reason of ‘lines and circles’ will be explored. Concepts behind rational and nonrational thinking as they relate to program planning will also be explained. Chapter 2 discusses the differences between programs, projects, services, and interventions. This chapter also explains the rational for program planning as an initiative to meet an identified need. These chapters will assist you in your Planning Theory discussion forum this week.

Multimedia

Earnshaw, J. [John Earnshaw]. (2011, October 31). 

What is research?

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 [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/BJhpQs82uR8

· This video describes the concept of research for graduate students. An emphasis is place on distinguishing between research retrieval versus researchers pursuing new knowledge and expanding knowledge. This video helps clarify expectations for the final research project and will assist you in your Research Problems learning activity this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.

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Ostrowj1. (2009, October 1). 

Creating a research question

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 [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/AIJDfS33IWw

· This video describes several pitfalls related to forming a research question. Recommendations are provided to assist you with forming appropriate research questions. It will assist you in your Research Problems learning activity this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.

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Recommended Resources

Multimedia

The Audiopedia. (2017, April 2). 

What is program evaluation? What does program evaluation mean? Program evaluation meaning

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 [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/uH6GmXZzu3g

· This video provides information about the overview of program evaluation and may assist you in your Research Problems learning activity this week.

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Methodology Related Presentations – TCSPP. (2017, December 8). 

Program evaluation: Simplifying the program evaluation process by Philip Adu, Ph.D

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 [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/sOWNy8WDMlQ

· This video provides information about the overview of program evaluation and may assist you in your Research Problems learning activity this week.

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Stanford LEAP. (2017, March 13). 

Program evaluation overview

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 [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/bt_hFtsv7Yc

· This video provides information about the overview of program evaluation and may assist you in your Research Problems learning activity this week.

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Webpage



What is program evaluation? A beginner’s guide

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. (2015, February 1). Beginner Guides – Pamphlets. Retrieved February 12, 2021, from http://gsociology.icaap.org/methods/BasicguidesHandouts.html

· This webpage provides basic guide handouts designed as introduction to evaluation for those without technical backgrounds and may assist you in your Planning Theory discussion forum this week.
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