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this is the readings for 1 and 2 

1 Use your textbook, Program Evaluation: An Introduction to an Evidence-Based Approach, to read:

  • Chapter 9, “Group Research Design,” pages 227–276.

Use the Capella library to read:

  • King, J. A., & Stevahn, L. (2013). Interactive evaluation practice: Mastering the interpersonal dynamics of program evaluation. Sage.
  • Grinnell, R. M., Jr., Gabor, P. A., & Unrau, Y. A. (2015). Four types of evaluations. In Program evaluation for social workers (pp. 36–45). Oxford University Press.
    • Pages 40–45.
    • Table 2.1 on pages 36–40.

1 Compare and contrast two approaches or models of program evaluation covered in Unit 6 studies. Identify a situation that warrants the use of each model or approach. Explain why each is appropriate for each situation identified in your discussion. 

2 Describe how you would apply approaches or models of program evaluation covered in the Unit 6 studies to your Unit 8 assignment, Developing a Program Evaluation Proposal. 

—not connected to the readings

3  This week we focused on the importance of networking when starting a consulting business. Create a discussion post related to the concepts in the readings for this week.

Here are some ideas for your post:

  • Describe how networking and professional affiliations can be important activities in building a consulting business. How can networking and professional affiliations assist in sustaining professional development? Identify the most important attribute of a well-built network system.
  • Identify five or more organizations or networks that could help you with your business. Why do you think they would be helpful? Describe how you could build a stronger network to maintain the sustainability of your professional development.
  • Select a concept from your readings that you found particularly interesting, illuminating, or insightful. Discuss how you would apply what you learned to your professional life. Find other resources to support your thoughts.