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1

What type of research is conducted to solve practical problems?

Applied

2

What research is done to test theories?

Basic

3

What are reasons to conduct applied research?

Describe, predict, and evaluate phenomena

4

What are the 2 fields in applied research?

Human Factors
Evaluation research

5

What does human factors do?

Investigate to improve human-tech interactions

6

What does evaluation research do?

Determine needs for and effectiveness of programs

7

What are the 3 parts of systems examined by human factors research?

Humans
Technology
Environment where they meet

8

What are the five types of human errors?

omission
comission
due to extraneous acts
sequential errors
time errors

9

What are the 5 strategies for human factors research?

Observe working real words systems
field studies
simulations
lab experiments
mathematical modeling

10

What is program evaluation using research methods called?

Evaluation research

11

What types of program evaluators are there?

In house evaluators
Outside evaluators

12

What are the 2 general categories of program evaluations?

Formative
Summative

13

What type of evaluation improve program quality?

Formative

14

What type of evaluation looks at global judegemtns about program quality??

Summative

15

What are the 5 types of program evaluations?

needs assessment
evaluability assessment
program monitoring
program impact
efficiency analysis

16

What is conducted before a program is created to identify unmet needs, describe scope of needs, identify program objectives?

needs assessment

17

What are the 3 potential program types?

Primary
Secondary
Teritary

18

In primary prevention programs do what?

Prevent problem before it occurs

19

In secondary prevention programs are for?

immediate treatment for problems

20

In tertiary prevention programs target what?

long-term complications of problems

21

What is conducted on existing programs before outcome evals are planned to figure out what is actually going on?

Evaluability assessment

22

What is conducted on existing program to determine how well was the program implemented per the original requirements?

Program monitoring

23

What was conducted on existing programs to determine whether the program had the intended effect?

Program impact

24

What is cost-benefit analysis called?

Efficienty Analysis

25

Efficiency analysis benefits do what?

Justify costs and compare costs of exiting programs to other programs

26

What is sacrificed to maintain the current program?

Opportunity cost