Working With Data
To prepare for this Assignment, review the Week 4 Handout: Chi-Square Findings and follow the instructions.
Submit a 1-page paper of the following:
An analysis of the relationship between study design and statistical analysis used in the case study that includes:
- An explanation of why you think that the agency created a plan to evaluate the program
- An explanation of why the social work agency in the case study chose to use a chi square statistic to evaluate whether there is a difference between those who participated in the program and those who did not (Hint: Think about the level of measurement of the variables)
- A description of the research design in terms of observations (O) and interventions (X) for each group.
- Interpret the chi-square output data. What do the data say about the program?
Dudley, J. R. (2020). Social work evaluation: Enhancing what we do (3rd ed.) Oxford University Press.
Chapter 9, “Is the Intervention Effective?” (pp. 226–235: Read from “Determining a Causal Relationship” to “Outcome Evaluations for Practice”)