The quantitative data will be retrieved from the rehabilitation centres, and special care institutions. The explicit data that will be collected from these areas include the percentage or rather the number in which admissions have increased, the percentage increase of people objecting alcohol and substance abuse and finally the percentage decline of adolescents using alcohol and other drugs.
Responses from interviews and questionnaires, information provided by institutions and information acquired from the surveillance network program will be used to evaluate the hypothetical program. In essence, the wide-ranging outcome will be used to establish whether the goals have been accomplished on not. If the comprehensive results establishes that there is a decline in the number of youth engaging in alcohol and drug use, it will be more apparent that the goals have been achieved, in contrast to when no apparent change is noted.
Despite its effectiveness to some extent, the use of the evaluative measures mentioned herein is subject to a number of obstacles during the process of evaluation. The most apparent obstacles that relates to questionnaire and interviews is that, you cannot be able to tell whether or not the respondent is truthful and the extent to which the respondent has put his or her thoughts into answering the questions (Freeman, 2002). To overcome this obstacles and other related biases, the interviews and questioned questions formulated will be practical and as short as possible, additionally participants will be offered motivational compensation so as to make then give truthful information.
Other obstacles that include legal barriers that hinders one from the acquiring information from rehabilitation institutions will be overcome by following the legal channel and acquiring the required permit or pass prior (Freeman, 2002). Basically, the evaluative measure that will be incorporated in this evaluation will be processes (activities). The entire evaluation will be to retrieve information from various sources an action that will probably be procedural.
Basically, considering that the surveillance networks will need certain financial resources in order to carry out its objectives for the program, it will probably have to reach to their pockets to retrieve cash that will be used in accomplishing the evaluation process. To begin with, cash will be mandatory in producing questionnaire brochures, making phone calls, motivating the participants, travels and paying for the legal permits. Based on the initially generated budget, it is apparent that the costs to be incurred reflects and occur with the early perceived amount in the budget.
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