Determining a Sampling Strategy and Measurement Plan

In this discussion, you will describe your sampling and measurement plan for answering key evaluation questions for your program evaluation proposal. This is an extended discussion and should be 300–400 words. The insights you gain from this discussion will help you complete your Unit 8 assignment.

At the beginning of your post, again briefly provide the following information about your proposed program evaluation for your peers’ review: Population. Clinical area of concern. Clinical intervention to be evaluated.

After completing the multimedia piece in this unit that describes reliability and validity issues in selecting samples and measures, provide the following information about your program evaluation plan: The proposed sampling procedure (with rationale for your choice). The proposed recruitment procedure (with rationale for your choice). The proposed data collection strategy for the quantitative components of your study (for example, a test, measure, or some other way of measuring responses, symptoms, or attitudes). The proposed data collection strategy for the qualitative components of your study (for example, a recording of interviews, journaling entries, or narrative written responses). Reliability, validity, and credibility information, including a justification for how your sampling and measurement plan will provide reliable, valid, and credible information.

For this discussion, include current APA style citations for at least four scholarly resources that support your evaluation plan. This may be a combination of book sources and at least two peer-reviewed journal articles.

 

In this assignment, you will write a 10 page paper applying what you have learned throughout this course. This paper is to be in the correct APA format, which includes a title page, an abstract page, and at least twelve scholarly sources. You must consider all of the following for your paper: Describe a juvenile sexual offender in detail addressing how multicultural characteristics might influence the behavior as well as perceptions of the behavior by society. (approximately 3–4 pages). Define all relevant typologies or categories that pertain to your selected juvenile sexual offenders in detail Identify the statistics for the incident and rate of your selected criminal behavior in the U.S. Evaluate any issue you find with the statistics (i.e., possible issue with underreporting). Describe the typical perpetrator of a juvenile sexual offender (i.e., in terms of gender, age, race, SES, etc.). Discuss etiology theories for this particular criminal behavior (approximately 4–6 pages). Describe the developmental risk factors associated with juvenile sexual offenders. Describe the biological, social learning, and sociological theories related to juvenile sexual offenders. Apply at least two historical psychological theories related to juvenile sexual offenders (i.e., psychoanalytical, theories of aggression, etc.). Describe prevention, intervention, and treatment of the typical perpetrator for juvenile sexual offenders (approximately 3–4 pages). Describe current prevention, intervention, and treatment associated with juvenile sexual offenders. Discuss specific modalities (i.e., group treatment, individual treatment, social programs, etc.) and types of treatment (i.e., cognitive behavioral, empathy training, anger management, etc.). Identify statistics related to treatment success and recidivism rates for juvenile sexual offenders. Conclude your paper with a brief overview of your main points and discuss areas for future research (approximately 1 page). Summarize the main points discussed in your paper. Discuss what is needed in terms of future research (i.e., more research on risk factors, etiology or more research on better treatment, etc.).

 

The civil rights movement and Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty in the mid-1960’s launched a movement for the nation to respond by offering equal access to education, housing, and other resources (Alger et al., 2000).  In June 1965, President Johnson spoke at Howard University outlining the major principles behind affirmative action.  He stated:

“You do not take a man who for years has been hobbled by chains, liberate him, bring him to the starting line of a race, saying, ‘you are free to compete with all the others’, and still justly believe you have been completely fair…This is the next and more profound stage of the battle for civil rights.  We seek not just freedom but opportunity-not legal equity but human ability-not just equality as a right and a theory, but equality as a fact and as a result” (ECS, 1).

President Johnson reinforced his speech by signing an Executive Order in late 1965 mandating government contractors to “take affirmative action” in all aspects of hiring and employing minorities (Brunner, 2002).  Six years later the order was amended to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex.

As a result of this mandate, many colleges and professional schools started to recruit minority students as a part of their educational mission.  Ultimately, this led to these institutions initiating admission policies that took race into consideration.  These policies increased admission for African Americans and Hispanics at predominately white institutions.

Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978) was the first case to question the legality of affirmative action policies in higher education.  Allan Bakke, a white applicant, claimed he was wrongfully denied admission to medical school at the University of California to make room for less qualified minority applicants.  The US Supreme Court ruled that the establishment or use of “racial quotas” in determining admission violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment; however, institutions of higher learning can still consider race as one factor, among many, in the admission process.

Over the next 25 years, affirmative action policies in higher education sparked many debates and issues.  Most recently, the Supreme Court ruled on the monumental decision in Grutter v. Bollinger (2003) which allowed the University of Michigan Law School to use race-based affirmative action to diversify its student body.  However, in the Gratz v. Rggewis (2003) decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the university’s undergraduate College of Literature, Science, and Arts could not use an admission process that awarded points based on an applicant’s race and ethnicity.  The decisions by the Supreme Court have now changed the future of affirmative action in the undergraduate admission process, given that race and ethnicity cannot be awarded “extra” points to help admit certain applicants.

So now I ask you, should minorities have lower admission standards in order to racially balance college populations?  Should race and ethnic background be a consideration at all in the college admission process, or does that promote reverse discrimination?  Consider the many different races affected by this.

300 WORDS MINIMUM AND APA FORMAT.

Choose one of the following from the Gestalt Laws of Organization (Top-Down and Bottom-Up Processing, Perceptual Constancy, Depth Perception, or Motion Perception) In what ways can distorted perception affect your decisions?  Give a personal example of a specific incident in which distorted perception affected events.

 

Minimum 150 words plus citation in APA

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Watch the videos John C. Maxwell: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The Difference Between Winning and Succeeding . Upon viewing these videos, which one of the points of leadership do you think you need to work on the most? Which one of the points of leadership do you feel you excel in?

Assignment 1: LASA 2: Conducting and Analyzing Statistical Tests

By Monday, March 28, 2016 , post your results to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox. Your written presentation to the following problem situation should be a formal academic presentation wherein APA guidelines apply.  

A study wants to examine the relationship between student anxiety for an exam and the number of hours studied. The data is as follows:Student Anxiety ScoresStudy Hours 51106521181254134266512Why is a correlation the most appropriate statistic?What is the null and alternate hypothesis?What is the correlation between student anxiety scores and number of study hours? Select alpha and interpret your findings. Make sure to note whether it is significant or not and what the effect size is.How would you interpret this?What is the probability of a type I error? What does this mean?How would you use this same information but set it up in a way that allows you to conduct a t-test? An ANOVA?  Assignment 1 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Explain why a correlation is the most appropriate statistic.36List the null and alternate hypothesis.20Compute and correctly present the correlation between student anxiety scores and number of study hours.36List the alpha, statistical significance of the results and the effect size. Provide an interpretation of the results.60List the probability of a type I error and explain what it means.36Explain how the same information would be set up to allow one to conduct a t-test and an ANOVA.48Writing Components:

Organization: Introduction, Thesis, Transitions, Conclusion

Usage and Mechanics: Grammar, Spelling, Sentence structure

APA Elements: Attribution, Paraphrasing, Quotations

Style: Audience, Word Choice64Total: 300 

 

 

Opinion module 8.1 and 8.2

Potency and efficacy are two of the most misunderstood concepts in the area of drug use. Many overdoses occur because the potency of the newly purchased drug is higher than that of the previously used drug. These concepts apply to drugs of abuse as well as over-the-counter medications.  

 

Steven has a headache. He reaches for some pain relievers in his medicine cabinet. He finds two bottles: acetaminophen (325 mg) and ibuprofen (200 mg). The instructions for the acetaminophen say take 2 tablets 

(650 mg total). The instructions for the ibuprofen say take 2 tablets (400 mg total). Steven assumes that because the dose is higher for the acetaminophen, it must work better.  

To assist Steven with making an educated decision about which medication to take, complete the following:What are potency and efficacy, and how are they different?What other factors might influence Steven’s decision?

Write your initial response in 150–200 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Assignment 1: LASA 2: Conducting and Analyzing Statistical Tests

By Monday, March 28, 2016 , post your results to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox. Your written presentation to the following problem situation should be a formal academic presentation wherein APA guidelines apply.  

A study wants to examine the relationship between student anxiety for an exam and the number of hours studied. The data is as follows:Student Anxiety ScoresStudy Hours 51106521181254134266512Why is a correlation the most appropriate statistic?What is the null and alternate hypothesis?What is the correlation between student anxiety scores and number of study hours? Select alpha and interpret your findings. Make sure to note whether it is significant or not and what the effect size is.How would you interpret this?What is the probability of a type I error? What does this mean?How would you use this same information but set it up in a way that allows you to conduct a t-test? An ANOVA?  Assignment 1 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Explain why a correlation is the most appropriate statistic.36List the null and alternate hypothesis.20Compute and correctly present the correlation between student anxiety scores and number of study hours.36List the alpha, statistical significance of the results and the effect size. Provide an interpretation of the results.60List the probability of a type I error and explain what it means.36Explain how the same information would be set up to allow one to conduct a t-test and an ANOVA.48Writing Components:

Organization: Introduction, Thesis, Transitions, Conclusion

Usage and Mechanics: Grammar, Spelling, Sentence structure

APA Elements: Attribution, Paraphrasing, Quotations

Style: Audience, Word Choice64Total: 300