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1. Problem analysis focuses upon whether the intended result was produced.
2. Which of the following is in contrast to incident-oriented policing?
3. Stakeholders are persons and organizations with an indirect interest in a program.
At what stage does
4. Process evaluations:
5. The policy process, like the research process in general, is fluid and does not always “start at the beginning and conclude at the end”.
6. The relationship between policy analysis and program evaluation is best characterized as:
7. Evaluation in the criminal justice system seeks to link what?
8. According to your text, “theory driven” evaluations that consider how each element of a program should affect its targets should:
9. Scientific realism is rooted in the principle that:
10. This type of analysis can help public officials plan and select an alternative action:
11. Program goals represent:
12. Your text discusses a concept called problem guides. Which of the following would be an example of this concept
13. A scouting report is a product of
14. Which of the following would not be an example of a program’s goal statement?
15. What is the fundamental first step in conducting evaluation studies?
16. Policy analysis searches for:
17. The relationship between process evaluations and impact assessments can be stated as:
18. Randomized experiments for evaluation purposes require which of the following?
19. Outputs refer to the basic question of what a policy action is trying to achieve while impacts refer to the means of achieving desired policy goals.
20. Which of the following would not be an example of an evidence-based policy?
21. Which of the following is not a concern when a researcher uses an interrupted time-series design?
22. Policy analysis is used to:
23. Which of the following statements is accurate concerning program evaluations?
24. When a researcher prepares their understanding of a program’s goals, elements, and operations, she is preparing a program:
25. When dealing with stakeholders a researcher should be aware of all of the following except:
26. Which of the following embody the means to achieve desired policy goals?
27. Not only is it necessary to measure dependent variables in impact assessment, the researcher also needs to measure the context within which the program is conducted.
28. What can be said about the relationship between process evaluations and impact assessments?
29. A community policing program began in an entertainment area in a large metropolitan area. City leaders are interested to see if the change in policing strategy has reduced the number of crimes and has asked faculty from a local university to complete a study. What type of evaluation would be best?
30. Which of the following would a researcher be least likely to use randomized designs?
31. Evaluation research is designed to:
32. All of the following would be examples of goal statements that must be clarified before empirical testing can follow except for:
33. Quasi-experiments differ from true experiments in that they lack random assignment to control and experimental groups.
34. There are two jails in your city, one houses state detainees waiting trial while the other houses federal prisoners awaiting trial. You have been asked to assess why there are differences in the institutional behavior between these two institutions. Which design would be appropriate?
35. In the home detention studies used in your text as examples of randomized studies, the authors concluded that:
36. Which of the following would not be an example of problem analysis?
37. Dr. Smith is interested in implementing a program that is designed to reduce the recidivism rates of property offenders. He selects two state prisons and with the blessing of the Department of Corrections begins the programs in the main state prison for males and a female institution that is nearby. Which design would be best for Dr. Smith to use?
38. Which of the following is a type of program evaluation?
39. Evaluation apprehension occurs when people fear that their own job performance is being rated.
40. True or “classical” experiments differ from quasi-experiments with respect to the fact that
41. In its most elementary form, evaluation research is a process of:
42. Which of the following represents potential problems in doing evaluation research?
43. Treatment integrity is roughly equivalent to:
44. Which of the following is accurate with respect to the relationship between impacts and outputs?
45. If the number of subjects in a program is small, statistical tests can detect only very large program effects of differences in outcome measures between the two groups. This illustrates the problem of:
46. Goal-oriented public policies can be viewed as “if-then” statements: if some policy action is taken, then we expect some result to be produced.
47. Nesting a quasi-experimental design within a randomized experiment refers to: