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Evaluation Methodology for a Community Nutrition Education Program
A review of the evaluation methodology for a community nutrition education program.
# 152752 | 2,417 words | 4 sources | APA | 2013 | US

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The paper identifies the goals of the community nutrition education program and describes the data collection before the start of the program and one year into the program that will consist of surveys, focus groups, individual interviews with participants, community forums and medical data collection. The paper looks at threats to the data collection, data analysis procedures, how to distinguish between the data, the essential elements needed in the evaluation report and the instrumental and process utilization processes. The paper concludes that meaningful information can be gathered and analyzed to determine how the program will operate administratively.

Pre-Program Data Collection
Threats to Data Collection
Data Analysis Procedures
Distinguishing Between the Data
Essential Elements Needed in Evaluation Report
Utilization Processes

From the Paper:

"The main thing to remember about focus groups is that there is no right way to perform them and evaluators should tailor the focus group to meet the needs of the program (Morgan and Bottorff, 2010). Evaluators will work with community leaders to help spread information on the program to the citizens of the community. There will be incentives used such as gift cards for the person losing the most weight for the week and food vouchers to assist with the buying of foods. Once enough interest is garnered, a community forum will be held to give and receive feedback from the participants as well as establish and relationship with potential participants.
"At the forum, the evaluators will explain the program and the expected outcomes and the benefits it will have (if followed properly) to the participants. Once the program is explained, the forum will be opened up for questions and answers. Depending on the response rate for attending the forum, two may be held to accommodate everyone. A note taker will need to be present and the participants will be informed that the forum will be audio taped in order to be sure that the information gathered is coded correctly. The focus groups will be held at times that are convenient for the participants and children are more than welcome. Healthy, yet tasteful refreshments will be served to give them a slight idea of the types of foods they can expect to begin preparing."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Babbie, E. (2007). Qualitative Data Analysis. The Practice of Social Research (11th ed., pp. 375-403). Belmont: Thomson-Wadsworth.
  • Johnson, R. Burke. (1998). Toward a theoretical model of evaluation utilization. Evaluation and Program Planning, 21(1), 93-110.
  • Morgan, David L. and Joan L. Bottorff (2010). Advancing our craft: Focus group methods and practice. Qualitative Health Research, 20(5), 579-581.
  • Morgan, David L. (2010). Reconsidering the role of interaction in analyzing and reporting focus groups. Qualitative Health Research, 20(5), 718-722.

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