Program Evaluation Assistance Available - Does your organization have a program that needs to be evaluated?
Students from the Applied Psychological Science Graduate Program are now seeking projects that may need research/evaluation expertise and assistance (pro bono) for the fall semester. The Applied Psychological Science Graduate Program in Psychology trains students to design, analyse and interpret research, to conduct surveys, focus groups, interviews, and to evaluate social programs (in the past, they have completed projects with health, the justice system and the law, advertising and the media, education, community organizations as well as government subsidiaries).
The students have had extensive training in conducting research reviews and interpreting research critically; this project aspires to give them experience in actually conducting research in an applied setting and/or evaluation research. Your organization may have some evaluation work to be done or simply has a question you would like answered (this might involve designing and administering a survey or conducting focus groups or identifying and interviewing clients, designing a logic model,etc.).
Students, working in pairs, will work over the semester, contributing about 10-15 hours a week, and report back to their class each week, the class acting as a consulting group, supervised by their instructor. The duration of the project is about 12-14 weeks. This program has proven to be a highly successful learning experience for students, and has contributed much needed research expertise and help to many deserving projects.
If you are interested in learning more/setting up an evaluation, and need help, please contact the program director, Dr.Cathryn Button: firstname.lastname@example.org