This assignment will allow you to analyze in detail the decisions made in the “Social Work Research: Chi Square” ( listed below) case study and the relationship between study design and statistical analysis. Assume that the data has been entered into SPSS and you’ve been given the output of the chi-square results. To prepare for this Assignment, review the Week 4 Handout: Chi-Square Findings ( Listed Below) and follow the instructions.
Submit a 1-page paper of the following:
An analysis of the relationship between study design and statistical analysis used in the case study that includes:
oAn explanation of why you think that the agency created a plan to evaluate the program
oAn explanation of why the social work agency in the case study chose to use a chi square statistic to evaluate whether there is a difference between those who participated in the program and those who did not (Hint: Think about the level of measurement of the variables)
oA description of the research design in terms of observations (O) and interventions (X) for each group.
oInterpret the chi-square output data. What do the data say about the program?
Dudley, J. R. (2014). Social work evaluation: Enhancing what we do. (2nd ed.) Chicago, IL: Lyceum Books.
- Chapter 9, “Is the Intervention Effective?” (pp. 226–236: Read from “Determining a Causal Relationship” to “Outcome Evaluations for Practice”)
- Stockes, J. T. (2010). Statistics for social workers. In B.Thyer (Ed), The handbook of socil work research methods (2nd.,pp75-118). Thousand Oats, Ca: Sage