For Assignment 4, find a recent study of your choice to evaluate. Utilize the program rating sheets (part 1&2) to assist in drawing conclusions about the study. Consider being on a committee to fund the study, would you choose to continue/discontinue funding. Use your findings from the rating sheets to support your decision. You will upload your rating sheets with your conclusion attached as well as the citation (APA format) for your chosen study.
*Writer- this assignment is very similar to the last one you did. Except this time, you can choose a recent study of your choice to do the evaluations over. Of course, it needs to be criminal justice related. In addition, this assignment will need a conclusion added at the end over your chosen study. Please make the conclusion about a page long, make sure to be specific and include examples from the study to help your statements. I do not need an abstract page.
*Attached are the rating sheets that need to be completed (parts 1 & 2). Please note that not every single line has to be filled. Just please make sure that everything is answered.
SOME ADVICE FOR SUCCESS: Each item that gets a numeric rating also needs a NOTE below that score that explains to me that you know WHY you gave that score. (For example, the note for the item on “Instrumentation” needs to talk about why the main measures were or were not reliable and valid, not about how the study used a large sample or followed participants for 12 months post-program, etc). You will lose points for each SCORE and each NOTE that are not correct. Even if a rating is N/A, you still need to say why it was N/A for this study (e.g., Displacement).
Note also that the important outcomes (Changes to client behavior) for the Part 2 Rating Sheet are New Crime Charges and New Violent Crime Charges. Each of these is also compared in “MHC Participants” vs. “All Comparison Subjects”; and again in “MHC Completers” vs. “All Comparison Subjects.” Any other outcomes are less important.
Note also that only statistically significant effects represent program effects. If it’s not significant it doesn’t mean anything…it could be a random difference, not a program effect.