Application: Evaluation Design—Select Your Organization and Program, Problem, or Policy

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This course differs from other research courses in that it emphasizes the proper and appropriate application of research skills specific to the public and nonprofit sectors. While many research courses cover similar concepts, this course affords students with the opportunity to apply these concepts through the construction of an evaluation design. Learning effective research skills is important, but being able to apply these skills appropriately in practical situations is essential for success in the public and nonprofit sectors. It is essential to not only know these skills but also to apply them appropriately in a variety of situations.

To prepare for this Assignment, consider an organization that you work for or are familiar with. For that organization, think about a program, problem, or policy that would benefit from research and evaluation. If you are not familiar with an organization to use for the assignment, select an organization from the Virtual Community of New Harbor, Delaware. Organizations available for selection include: Peacetree, the New Harbor Port Authority, or the New Harbor Memorial Hospital.

Submit to your instructor the organization and program, problem, or policy you have selected for the Final Project. Provide a one-paragraph description of the organization followed by a brief (two– to three–paragraph) description of the program, problem, or policy within that organization that you feel would benefit from research and evaluation, and why it would benefit. You will demonstrate your understanding of the major topics presented in this course by applying them to a public or nonprofit organization of your choice. You will develop an evaluation design that could be used to evaluate a program, problem, or policy. The evaluation design will address this program, problem, or policy in your organization or an organization with which you are familiar. The organization should be within the public or nonprofit sector.

I work for Job Corps Center if you want to use that or use something from the list.


  • Johnson, G. (2014). Research methods for public administrators (3rd ed.). Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe.
    • Chapter 1, “Introduction: Research Methods for Public Administrators” (pp. 3–16)
    • Chapter 2, “Basic Research Concepts” (pp. 17–33)
  • Hatry, H. P. (2013). Sorting the relationships among performance measurement, program evaluation, and performance management. New Directions for Evaluation, 2013(137),19–32.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Litman, T. (2008). Evaluating research quality: Guidelines for scholarship. Victoria, British Columbia:Victoria Transport Quality Institute.
    Litman, T. (2012). Evaluating Research Quality Guidelines for Scholarship. Victoria Transport Policy Institute. Retrieved from Used with permission from Todd Litman.
  • Washington State Institute for Public Policy. (2004). Outcome of Washington state’s research-based programs for juvenile offenders. Retrieved from
  • Laureate Education (Producer). (2013c). Virtual community. [Multimedia file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

    Walden University has created a simulated Virtual Community known as New Harbor, Delaware. This Virtual Community is being used in various other courses and is being made available in this course as well. The Virtual Community consists of several organizations and individuals that may be useful in completing some of the assignments in this course. You may either use an organization that you are familiar with for the assignments in this course, or you may use an organization from the Virtual City. The Virtual Community may be viewed at the link below. Please click on the flashing dots to learn more about each organization in the city.

    "Virtual Community" Transcript (PDF)

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Running head: PEACETREE


PeaceTree Organization; Research Evaluation Design
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PeaceTree Organization; Research Evaluation Design

Peacetree is an international non-profit organization whose headquarters are in
Washington D.C. It has over 200 branches in the world, the most active of which is in the virtual
community of Delaware. The Delaware division is headed by Susan McDonald, who is the
executive director. The Peacetree organization of new harbor Delaware is focused on
environmental conservation. The organization‘s main aim is to reduce pollution of the
environment in the city. To do this, the organization first identifies the various sources of
pollution and how these pollutants have affected the environment over the years. The
organization has witnessed a growing problem with pollution in the city since the Peacetree
chapter got to New Harbor. As a result, the executive director of the New Harbor Peacetree
chapter keeps advocating for change n these harmful practices. The director wants to ensure that
environmental stability is achieved, that there is safety for biodiversity and that there is peace
and life all over the world. According to Susan McDonald, there are three main environmental
issues in New Harbor. These are: poor management of the...

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