This written assignment requirement is for an examination of the topic below, submitted in APA format. It is expected that, based on the nature of this topic, that a concise yet thorough analysis will take between 4-6 pages of text, in addition to your cover page, abstract and reference page. A total of 2 external scholarly sources, aside from your required readings, must be cited in support of your position.
For your 5.2 assignment, you will be required to write a paper considering the following scenario:
You have been asked to submit a proposal to the U.S. Justice Department to evaluate the effects of a new treatment program for substance abusers in federal correctional institutions.
What would your research question be if you proposed a process evaluation component to your research?
For the outcome evaluation, what would be your independent variable and what would be your dependent variable?
How would you operationalize both?
What type of research design would you propose to answer both the process evaluation and outcome evaluation components of your proposal?
Topic should be based off of related order.
One source must be from The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice 6th edition by Bachman and Schutt, 2017.