For this Assignment, imagine you are a consultant for a nonprofit organization. You may create a fictional program/organization, As the consultant, you will create a presentation outlining a plan to measure the effectiveness of the organization.
Your presentation will describe Impact Program Evaluation and the various research designs. Additionally, you will assist the organization in understanding the pros and cons of each design and (based on their program) provide an explanation of the best option for program evaluation.
As explained in Chapter 11 of your text, there are common threats to internal validity preventing organizations from acquiring the accurate data needed to effectively plan and improve a program. Describe and discuss the seven threats to internal validity to the organization’s program. Include in the presentation a description of ways in which the organization is vulnerable to these threats and provide methods to prevent these internal threats to validity.
Provide appropriate citations and references in APA format when utilizing the text and scholarly sources in your presentation. Your Assignment should include a 15-slide PowerPoint presentation, not including the title and reference slides. Please keep text on the slide uncluttered and to the point and use the notes area to provide a script of what would be said during an actual presentation. Refer to the Assignment Rubric under Course Resources to ensure that you have covered all of the expectations for the presentation. Your presentation should be written in Standard English, clear, concise, and include minimal errors.
Designing and Managing Programs: An Effectiveness-Based Approach.
Chapter 11: “Impact Program Evaluation and Hypothesis Testing”
In Chapter 11 of your text, you will review the impact of program evaluation in more detail. You will be introduced to theory success, theory failure, and program failure and gain a better understanding of the relationship between the three theories. You will also be introduced to the major types of program evaluations. You will also review two major reasons that programs fail. It is important to be familiar with these reasons to avoid common pitfalls and to prepare for program success.