Presentation Title

Telling the Story of At-Risk Youth: Utilizing Mixed Methods in Program Evaluation

Advisor Information

Jeanette Harder

Location

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

7-3-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

7-3-2014 12:00 PM

Abstract

This poster will focus on sharing the methodologies of utilizing mixed methods in evaluating youth’s experiences in a program focused on ensuring at-risk youth are career-ready. Data was collected from a satisfaction survey and focus groups with at-risk youth. This poster will highlight the methodologies used to conduct and analyze this research as well as the learning experiences from conducting community-based research. This proposal shows how mixed methods can be used in community-based research, specifically program evaluation. Evaluating client experiences is a crucial part of any program evaluation. Utilizing mixed-methods allows the client’s experiences to be shared in both qualitative and quantitative research. It also allows community-based partners to be presented results in a variety of different ways and use that evaluation to communicate with board members, funders and the broader community they serve.

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Mar 7th, 9:00 AM Mar 7th, 12:00 PM

Telling the Story of At-Risk Youth: Utilizing Mixed Methods in Program Evaluation

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

This poster will focus on sharing the methodologies of utilizing mixed methods in evaluating youth’s experiences in a program focused on ensuring at-risk youth are career-ready. Data was collected from a satisfaction survey and focus groups with at-risk youth. This poster will highlight the methodologies used to conduct and analyze this research as well as the learning experiences from conducting community-based research. This proposal shows how mixed methods can be used in community-based research, specifically program evaluation. Evaluating client experiences is a crucial part of any program evaluation. Utilizing mixed-methods allows the client’s experiences to be shared in both qualitative and quantitative research. It also allows community-based partners to be presented results in a variety of different ways and use that evaluation to communicate with board members, funders and the broader community they serve.