By Joanne E. Mantell Ph.D., M.S.P.H., Anthony T. DiVittis M.A., Marilyn I. Auerbach A.M.L.S., Dr. P.H. (auth.)
This effortless, finished consultant locations review within the context of HIV to provide all health and wellbeing care pros the mandatory instruments for constructing and imposing profitable HIV interventions. each point of evaluate is mentioned, together with:
- the social and political context of evaluate
- coding and inter-rater reliability methods
- boundaries to evaluate and answer
- the dissemination of effects
- the applying of idea to HIV interventions.
Case experiences and examples from either the united states and out of the country to demonstrate sensible matters, and diverse tables and figures supplement the text.
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Evaluators need to recognize the diversity in communities and not homogenize them into one group. , people who are diverse in their ethnicity and not white or of European descent) as a unitary group in an evaluation may obfuscate inter- and intragroup differences. Consider that Latinos differ from one another based on country of birth, racial background, socioeconomic status, geographic residence, number of years since immigration to the United States, legal status, degree of assimilation or acculturation, history of oppression, and other life experiences.
Therefore, there is little that is new in evaluation as it relates to HIV/ AIDS interventions except that the uniqueness of the field of study requires some special consideration. This chapter will focus on bringing the reader up-to-speed on some of the basics associated with evaluation. Particular attention should be paid to how the authors define terms in the remainder of the volume. THE FUNCTIONS OF PROGRAM EVALUATION Program evaluation can provide an effective framework for HIV preventive intervention and service delivery for health care and prevention specialists.
Also, in focusing the research questions, the AIDS organization and evaluator should explicitly realize what questions will not be answered by the evaluation. Understanding the limitations of an evaluation strategy is essential for both parties. Sometimes an evaluator can suggest alternative ways of defining a problem, helping the CBO staff understand substantive and methodological issues (Berk & Rossi, 1990). The evaluator needs to be assured at the outset that he or she is answering the questions the organization really wants to know.