Spring 2024 SOWK 460w Class 13 Weekly Email

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Unit Introduction and What You Will Learn

During week 13, we are going to be focused on data analysis and interpretation. The following is the agenda.

  • What is the purpose of data analysis
  • Scales of measurement
  • Types of calculation
  • Practical application of interpreting findings
  • How we implement it for program evaluation

Unit Assignments

A-01: Class Engagement and Attendance

Attend class

A-04a Individual Weekly Journal Entries

You can find the assignment W-13 A-04a Journal Entry 08.

Unit Resources

This week, I drew some of the source material from a couple of articles. We listen to a story called The Blind Men and the Elephant. In discussing triangulation, I draw from Thurmond (2001) to share the types of triangulation we consider. We also consider Midway (2020) as we discuss data visualization.

All of the presentations for this class can be found at https://presentations.jacobrcampbell.com. You can see this week’s slides at Spring 2024 SOWK 460w Week 13 - Interpreting Findings Analyzing and Understanding Data for Program Evaluation.

You can find the recording of all of our classes in the lecture videos for this course.


Midway, S. R. (2020). Principles of effective data visualization. Patterns, 1(9), 100141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patter.2020.100141

Thurmond, V. A. (2001). The point of triangulation. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 33(3), 253-258. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1547-5069.2001.00253.x

To-Do Lists

  • Attend class
  • Complete you journal entry