Create a matrix to focus and plan data collection for your proposed evaluation, providing detailed background information about the program and the evaluation

Assignment 5: Matrix to Focus and Plan Data Collection

 

  • Review the “ Matrix to Focus and Plan Data Collection” (PST 5.1) located in Chapter 5 of the Dessinger and Moseley textbook (2004).
  • Refer to Assignments 1, 2, 3, and 4 for the background you have provided on your planned evaluation project.

(Note: This assignment is another building block that will eventually become part of your confirmation evaluation plan for your course project.)

 

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

 

  1. Create a matrix to focus and plan data collection for your proposed evaluation, providing detailed background information about the program and the evaluation; also providing three (3) columns labeled with the appropriate headings: (1) Where will we find the data? (2) How will we collect the data (techniques and tools)? and (3) How will we store the data? .

 

  1. Provide under Heading 1 (Where will we find the data?) at least three (3) sources for data related to the previously established confirmative evaluation questions.

 

  1. Provide under Heading 2 (How will we collect the data (techniques and tools)?) appropriate techniques and tools for collecting the data.

 

  1. Provide under Heading 3 (How will we store the data?) a list of storage areas and description of the processes needed for storage.

 

  1. Provide a rationale for elements of the evaluation listed under Heading 1 (Where will we find the data?).

 

  1. Provide a rationale for elements of the evaluation listed under Heading 2 (How will we collect the data (techniques and tools)?).

 

  1. Provide a rationale for elements of the evaluation listed under Heading 3 (How will we store the data?).

 

  1. Assess the value of this matrix in planning and conducting an evaluation.

 

  1. Provideat least three (3) reliable, relevant, peer-reviewed references (no more than one used previously), published within the last five (5) years that support the paper’s claims.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA. Single space the items in the matrix. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

 

 

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