SOCW 6311 wk 11 discussion 2 peer responses

SOCW 6311 wk 11 discussion 2 peer responses 
Respond to at least two colleagues’ by doing the following:
Respond to at least two colleagues by offering critiques of their analyses. Identify strengths in their analyses and strategies for presenting evaluation results to others. 
Identify ways your colleagues might improve their presentations. 
Identify potential needs or questions of the audience that they may not have considered. 
Provide an additional strategy for overcoming the obstacles or challenges in communicating the content of the evaluation reports.
Name first and references after every person
Instructor wants lay out like this:
Respond to at least two colleagues ( 2 peers posts are provided) by doing all of the following:
Identify strengths of your colleagues’ analyses and areas in which the analyses could be improved.
Your response
Address his or her evaluation of the efficacy and applicability of the evidence-based practice,
Your response
[Evaluate] his or her identification of factors that could support or hinder the implementation of the evidence-based practice,
Your response
And [evaluate] his or her solution for mitigating those factors.
Your response
Offer additional insight to your colleagues by either identifying additional factors that may support or limit implementation of the evidence-based practice or an alternative solution for mitigating one of the limitations that your colleagues identified.
Your response
References
Your response
Peer 1: Cedric Brown 
RE: Discussion 2 – Week 11
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Post an analysis of how you can apply new knowledge and skills related to research and evaluation, acquired in this course to your future career.
There has been several different skills that I think this course has helped me be able to apply in my future career. One of the most important skills that I feel has become so vital in research is communication. Communication is so important especially when you have to have focus groups or presenting the findings of the research. So, there is communication in all aspects of the social work career, so I intend on continuing to enhance it and become more confident in it.
Identify specific knowledge and strategies and how you intend to apply them.
I will apply what I learned about how to communicate with others and how to conduct focus groups properly. So, I will take what I have learned and apply it to future social work endeavors. One way to utilize communication skills is by being competent of the work that I will be doing. By continually working to increase professional knowledge and skills while applying them to practice (NASW, 2008).
Identify those skills that you believe will be most applicable to achieving your future goals.
Communication will probably be most applicable because it not only involves verbal, but nonverbal communication and that goes a long way in the social work profession. You use communication in a lot of ways and as long as there is proper communication you will be able to communicate to the clients and coworkers going forward.
Reference

NASW Code of Ethics. (2008). Washington, DC: NASW.

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Peer 2: Katie Otte 

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Initial Post: By Day 4 (Thursday) post an analysis of how you can apply new knowledge and skills related to research and evaluation, acquired in this course to your future career.
The ethical standards branched within the NASW code of ethics include evaluation and research as a core standard for social workers (NASW, 2017).  Thus, the knowledge and skills acquired in this course will help me adhere to that standard in my future work as a mental health therapist. Specifically, I will be able to better evaluate new interventions and programs that I might use in my practice.  I will have the ability to understand outcome evaluations related to specific interventions or programs and make informed decisions.  Additionally, I feel competent in my ability to participate in research efforts pertaining to mental health.  
Identify specific knowledge and strategies and how you intend to apply them.
A specific skill that I might apply in my mental health profession is using Likert scales to assess clients before, during, and after treatment.  Additionally, I have a better understanding of what stakeholders have an interest in and can design evaluations to meet those needs.  
Identify those skills that you believe will be most applicable to achieving your future goals.
I think the research skill that will be most applicable to my future goals in mental health is the ability to read evaluation reports-both process and outcome versions.   I have a clear understanding of the difference between outputs and outcomes and I believe this is important when reviewing research and using it to make decisions.  For example, I may read a program evaluation for a new program the agency is considering adopting.  The evaluation may include both outputs and outcomes and because of what I have learned in this class, I will be better able to determine if outputs that appear to be positive actually result in positive outcomes.  
References
National Association of Social Workers. (2017).  Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.  Retrieved from https://www.socialworkers.org/About/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics/Code-of-Ethics-English

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