Research in Urban Programs Tamecia R. Jones Research

Research in Urban Programs Tamecia R. Jones Research

Research in Urban Programs Tamecia R. Jones Research Coordinator neXus Boston October 14, 2008 Any System Input Process Output Research

Research Research Research Community research (understanding the context for ministry) Topical research (understanding the issues of ministry) Evaluation of present program (measuring the success of our goals) Community QuickTime and a decompressor

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decompressor are needed to see this picture. Community Research 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Who lives here? What are the socioeconomic factors?

What are the education factors? What types of crimes are committed here? What programmatic options are there? What is missing? What is the political and geographic history? What are the cultures and subcultures in this community? Topical The 4 Qs 4 Youth Whats happening? (Im really interested in your world and in your life.) Where are you coming from? (Im willing to tell you my story and care about yours.) Where are you going/headed? (We all need hopes and dreams!)

How can we help you help yourself to get there? (Life/youth work is all about goals!) Topical Drugs Alcohol Teenage Pregnancy

Gangs Truancy Repeat Offenders Sex Dropouts Juvenile Justice

Social Networking Music Activism Eating Disorders Sports Resources for Topics Newspapers Internet Academic Databases: (ERIC, EBSCO, Child Development and Adolescent Studies, LexisNexis, PubMed, ScienceDirect)

Books Center for Youth Studies Google Scholar Evaluative How do you know if your program has accomplished its goals? How will you prove this to funding sources or boards? Will you use data that you collect directly from youth or data that you collect from others who collect data?

Data Demographics Behavioral or attitude changes Gained knowledge Changed perceptions Attendance/Retention Ideal Program Input

Process Data Research Output Research Research Data

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