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Research design and findings logically imply that the independent variable really has a causal impact on the dependent variable.
Example: Smoking increases the occurrence of lung cancer.
An Association between two variables.
Example: There is a correlation between smoking and low income
The confidence we have that the results of a study accurately depict whether one variable is or is not a cause of another.
The extent to which we can generalize the findings of the study to settings and populations beyond the study conditions.
Whenever an original bivariate relationship appears to be essentially the same in the multivariate analysis as it was in the bivariate analysis.
Relationship between poverty and HIV infection, controlling for race.
Two variables that were related in a bivariate analysis are no longer related when one or more extraneous variables are controlled for in a multivariate analysis.
help explain why the IV is related to the DV.
Mediates (Also called Intervening Variables)
Results are concerned with the ultimate success of a program and decisions about whether it should be continued or chosen in the first place from among alternate options.
To assess and improve the conceptualization, design, planning, administration, implementation, effectiveness, efficiency, and utility of social interventions (programs) and human service agencies.
Purpose of Program Evaluation
To assess the ultimate success of programs
To assess problems in how programs are being
To obtain information needed for program planning and development.
Weaker than experimental designs
may be stronger from the standpoint of external validity
ex: cross-sectional studies
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