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1.Which statement is false with regard to the use of evaluation research?
a.it is gaining in popularity among researchers that really want to make a difference
b.federal requirements for program evaluations often accompany the implementation of new programs
c.funding is available for program evaluations
d.Evaluation research may only use experimental design.
2.Which action does not represent a step in the policy analysis process?
a.there is a demand for some new course of action or strong opposition to an existing policy
b.formulate a hypothesis that will allow for exploration
c.identify the ultimate goals and the different actions for achieving those goals
d.consider the impact of the policy outputs
3.Which of the following is not a variable-oriented strategy for research?
d.all of these
4.Program evaluation is designed to link the intended actions and goals of criminal justice policy to ____.
a.empirical evidence that supports them having the desired effects
b.policies that are made to benefit communities
c.implementation of policies
d.randomized field experiments
5.Problem analysis takes place in the earlier stages of the policy process. In contrast, program evaluation studies are conducted ____.
a.in the interim stages
b.In the later stages
c.In the preliminary stages
d.In the middle
6.Which statement is inaccurate?
a.impact assessments evaluate whether or not specified goals are attained
b.process evaluations focus on whether programs are carried out according to plans
c.problem analysis usually considers a limited range of alternative choices
d.ideally, impact assessments and process evaluations are conducted separately
7.Which of the following does not represent potential problems in doing evaluation research?
c.when the intended actions and goals are linked through empirical evidence.
d.difficulty in expressing policy goals in the “if-then” form that can be empirically tested
8.Which step is of least concern in the evaluability assessment?
a.determine the degree of support for your project
b.determine what the general program goals are as well as the specific objectives
c.determine how the goals are translated into the program components
d.determine whether people in the organization have some sort of direct or indirect stake in the program
9.One of the most important parts of conducting evaluation research is _____.
a.selecting a sample that will support the program goals
b.formulating goal statements that are empirically testable
c.gathering official documents since that is where the researcher can find complete descriptions of goals
d.making sure that the staff of the agency where you conduct research like you by doing anything to get them on your side
10.All of the following would be examples of goal statements that must be clarified before empirical testing can follow except for ____.
a.participants will accept the philosophy of a drug-free life
b.participants will be equipped with the life skills necessary to succeed
c.participants will be able to obtain their GED upon completion of the program
d.provides participants with problem-solving skills