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SWK 452: Research & Program Evaluation (Gresham)

This course introduces students to basic research and program evaluation methodology, utilizing research literature and program evaluation techniques, so that they can become informed consumers of research and proficient providers of program evaluation services in community-based settings. One aspect of the course focuses on developing an understanding of the basic principles of designing and conducting research. The other aspect of this course prepares students to conduct a Program Evaluation, which critically evaluates services, programs, treatments, plans, outcomes, cost, and satisfaction of the individuals served.

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APA Templates

Feel free to use one of the following documents as a template for properly formatting your paper in APA, but please double-check with your professor to make sure that you're following her specific directions!

APA Citations: References Page

Use the following examples to help you create your own References page:

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book

Solomon, M. (1998). Herbert Aptheker’s contributions to African American history. In H. Shapiro (Ed.), African American history and radical historiography (pp. 3-18). Minneapolis, MN: MEP Publications.

Webpage or Piece of Online Content

If the page's author is not listed, start with the title instead. If the date of publication is not listed, use the abbreviation (n.d.).
You only need to include a date of access when the page's content is likely to change over time.

Tracking Chicago homicide victims. (2019, Apr. 15). Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 16, 2019, from https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-homicides-data-tracker-htmlstory.html

Article From an Online Periodical

Singer, J. B. (2018). Suicide risk in schools: What social workers need to know. The New Social Workers. Retrieved from https://www.socialworker.com/feature-articles/practice/suicide-risk-in-schools-what-social-workers-need-to-know/

Article From an Online Periodical with DOI Assigned

Murphy, A. N., Radley, K. C., & Helbig, K. A. (2018). Use of superheroes social skills with middle school‐age students with autism spectrum disorder. Psychology in the Schools, 55(3), 323-335. https://doi.org/10.1002/pits.22104

Article From an Online Periodical with no DOI Assigned

Online scholarly journal articles without a DOI require the URL of the journal home page.

Reus, E. J., & Mosley, I. T. (2018). The health and development correlates of screen media exposure in children 0-5yrs: An integrative literature review. Australian Journal of Child & Family Health Nursing, 15(2), 12–21. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=134666099&site=eds-live&scope=site

Newspaper Article

Note that the APA recommends using the homepage address for the online newspaper, rather than the full URL for the article itself.

Williams, M. J. (2019, Feb. 12). 6 ways parents can help kids strike a balance between screen time and the real world. The Washington Post. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/

Data Sets

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2008). Indiana income limits [Data file]. Retrieved from https://www.huduser.org/Datasets/IL/IL08/in_fy2008.pdf

APA Citations: In-Text Citations

Follow the author-date method of in-text citation.
The author's last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in the text: (Jones, 1998).
If you are directly quoting from a work, you will need to include the author, year of publication, and (if available) page number for the reference (preceded by "p."): (Jones, 1998, p. 199).

Use the following examples to help you with your in-text citations:

Solomon (1998) found . . .

. . . (Tracking Chicago homicide victims, 2019, Apr. 15).

Singer (2018) has found . . .

. . . (Williams, 2019, Feb. 12).

Research by Reus and Mosley (2018) supports . . . (p. 15).

Three to five authors: List all the authors in the signal phrase or in parentheses the first time you cite the source. Use the word "and" between the authors' names within the text and use the ampersand in parentheses.
In subsequent citations, only use the first author's last name followed by "et al." in the signal phrase or in parentheses.

First Citation: According to Murphy, Radley, and Helbig (2018), . . . (p. 325).
Second Citation: . . . (Murphy et al., 2018, p. 330).

According to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (2008), . . .

If the organization has a well-known abbreviation, include the abbreviation in brackets the first time the source is cited and then use only the abbreviation in later citations.

First Citation: . . . (United States Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD], 2008).
Second Citation: . . . (HUD, 2008).