developing a research proposal for an intervention study or a program evaluation. The proposal will include the sections listed below. 


developing a research proposal for an intervention study or a program evaluation. The proposal will include the sections listed below.

a. APA style format.  Page limit — 10 pages not including references and diagram (i.e., Logic Model).

b. At least 10 references within the last 10 years, mostly scholarly journal articles and book chapters; no more than 3 website references accepted.

7. Introduction

a. Statement of the problem that the particular program or intervention is addressing

b. Description of the program or intervention to be evaluated, including a statement of the underlying explicit or implicit theory of change for the program or intervention (i.e., the mechanisms through which the intervention is expected to produce its intended outcomes)

c. Description of the agency environment: including the receptivity of the administration staff and other stakeholders

d. Client and organizational factors that influence the evaluation

e. Theory of change

f. Logic model

8. Literature Review

a. Critical review of the literature on the current evidence for the program or intervention effectiveness

b. Gaps in the literature

9. Study Aims

a. Aims and objectives

b. Hypotheses

10. Methods

a. Study design

i. Type of study (e.g., process, outcome, client satisfaction study)

ii. Study design (e.g., survey, preexperimental, quasiexperimental, experimental)

b. Sample

i. Study population

ii. Eligibility criteria

iii. Sampling strategy

iv. Recruitment strategy

c. Measurement

i. State the independent, dependent, and other variables

ii. Identify and describe at least one measure of a study outcome

iii. Specify how program or intervention fidelity will be assessed

d. Data collection plan: what steps will be taken and by whom to collect data and provide informed consent

e. Data analysis strategy

11. References


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