Developing Strategies Involves Hypothesis Generation

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Developing strategies involves hypothesis generation, creating a series of “if-then” statements. This process provides the ability to evaluate program effectiveness, to identify significant objectives and to organize objectives in hierarchical form (Kettner, et. al, 2013). Program design is essentially hypothesis generation. The hypothesis then gets translated into goals and objectives that provide a framework for action, a general direction for the program, a timeframe, details tasks, and clearly states program expectations, which then provides a foundation for monitoring, performance measurement, and evaluation (Kettner, et. al, 2013). The hypothesis questions are translated into a plan, becoming progressively more specific and measurable as they are developed and direct the design and implementation of services to be provided.
Goals do not need to be achievable or measurable, they provide a commonality and direction that stakeholders can agree upon and a general direction for program creation. For each goal, I would create a set of objectives and later, activities to facilitate the goal achievement. The goals provide a direction for the objectives.
Objectives, which precisely define in measurable terms, what the expectations for changes are in the target population from provided services, and necessitates clarity of the results to be achieved. Objectives should be specific, measurable, time limited, realistic, representative of a commitment, and details the process by…
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