This assignment is a powerpoint presentation, doing a needs assessment on Texas A&M University – Central Texas.
Research Question: Is there a need for childcare services at Texas A&M University – Central Texas?
Note: You are basically doing a needs assessment on the school in powerpoint form. There are many schools throughout the United States that have childcare services to help students be successful, whether on campus or there is a childcare building close to the school that affiliated with it.There are times when classes are late and there is no daycare available for late classes and one has to find other ways to ensure there child/children are ok. Especially for the single parents that has no one to help them or leave their children with. If there was a child care services that catered when students have class it would help them attend more classes and increase graduation rates. Do this powerpoint presentation in APA 7 format and find between 5 – 10 scholarly articles to support the research questions. Find articles with other schools that has have successful childcare services in colleges and universities, or has even thought about it to help students. Be creative with this powerpoint, you can add pictures, clipart, etc. Whatever information as far as background information or history is needed about the school should be bale to find it on google. The school is also located in Texas.
Your presentation should be organized into the following sections. The bullet points below each section are just guides (not requirements) for the type of information expected in each section. The specific details of what is included in each section will vary based on the type of evaluation you are proposing.
Statement of the Problem (2 points)
What problem or need is the program addressing (e.g., homelessness, opioid abuse, high school dropout rates)?
Describe what is known about the problem using peer reviewed literature and publicly available data, such as county, state, or federal government sources.
Describe the problem, if possible, for the program’s catchment area. For example, if the program serves Tarrant County, use data at the county level (if available) to describe the problem.
Describe the Agency and its Program (2 points)
What kind of agency is it and what is its history?
What geographic area does it serve?
What kinds of services does it offer and to what client groups?
What service or program is the focus of your evaluation? How is that service/program delivered and to whom?
Literature Review (3 points) A literature review is a summary of previous research relevant to your evaluation. Your literature review should rely on peer reviewed journal articles found through Google Scholar and/other platfporms. You should cite between 5 and 10 relevant research/evaluation studies for this section.The information included in your literature review will vary depending on the kind of evaluation you are proposing. For an outcome evaluation, your literature review will focus mostly on the impact of a program/model on clients. For a formative/process evaluation, your literature review will include findings related to how a service/model works or challenges implementing that service/model. For a satisfaction study, you will include research on client experiences, perceptions, and satisfaction with the particular service model. For a cost evaluation, you will include studies of costs or cost benefits associated with the service/model. For a needs assessment, you will include research on needs met and not met by a particular service/model
Evaluation Design and Methods (8 points)
What kind of evaluation are you doing (e.g., outcome/impact, process/formative, satisfaction, cost, needs assessment)? It ok to blend types, such as combining outcome and satisfaction, but you need to be clear about that and should have research questions relevant to each type.
What research question(s) is your evaluation designed to answer?
Describe in detail how you will conduct the evaluation. This will depend highly on the type of evaluation you are doing.
Are you using quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods?
- What data will you collect, from who, how, and how often? Will this include public data sources, such as census or county data? Will this include data you need to request from the agency, such as case notes or administrative records?
- Will you need a sampling plan? What will it be?
- Strengths and Limitations (3 points)
What are the strengths of your study design? What makes it an appropriate approach for answering your research questions?
Will the data you are collecting/using be sufficient for answering your research questions?
What threats are you concerned about and how (if possible) will you address them?
What are the limitations of your study design? What will it NOT be able to tell you?
Dissemination (2 points)
- Who will be interested in your study findings?
- How will you share your findings? Be creative. Consider dissemination strategies, such as written reports, fact sheets, press releases, social media campaigns, info graphics, presentations, videos, etc.
- Implications (2 points)
- What is the value of this study? How might the program use its findings?