hcs549 | Graduate

Evaluation Methodology

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This course provides the student with the research methodology for health services research. Models of evaluation are examined and components such as stakeholder analysis, cost benefit effectiveness, decision-modeling, and statistical techniques are applied to decision making in health care organizations.

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Evaluation Design

    • Evaluate strengths and weaknesses of data collection sources.
    • Distinguish between research and program evaluation.
    • Recommend an appropriate evaluation design/model.

    Data Collection Methods

    • Integrate data collection methods into the program evaluation plan.
    • Analyze threats to the data collection process.
    • Compare and contrast the application of qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods.

    Data Analysis in Program Evaluation

    • Recommend appropriate data analysis procedures.
    • Distinguish between practical and statistical significance.
    • Discern the essential elements needed in a program evaluation report.

    Overview of Program Evaluation

    • Examine the purpose for program evaluation.
    • Identify various program evaluation models.
    • Examine the role of the program evaluator.


    • Examine the role of program goals and objectives for the evaluation process.
    • Define the steps and phases of the program planning and evaluation.
    • Analyze the role and inclusion of stakeholders involved in the evaluation process.

    Needs Assessment

    • Explain the role of needs assessment on the evaluation process.
    • Describe appropriate sources available to complete a needs assessment.


    • Critique utilization processes in the program evaluation process.
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