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Process evaluation might reveal, for example, that a program has not been implemented as planned, that the reality does not match the blueprint (Hyman & Wright, 1971). Moreover, analysis of the process of a preventive program might shed light on reasons why it did not work or why some parts were more effective than others. The researcher should recognize that a process evaluation need not be quantitative to be informative. Campbell (1974) has argued convincingly for the crucial role of qualitative knowing in evaluative research as a way of gaining knowledge about how a program works.

These and other unanticipated occurrences result in differential histories for the contrast groups and, consequently, limit the clarity of the experimental influence. In any long-term study, retention of subjects is a major problem. It is essential, therefore, that the duration of measurement be initially presented in detail and accepted by all concerned. , phone calls or mailed reminders of upcoming appointments). Person-to-person contact is essential with some disadvantaged populations. , parent, sibling, agency personnel).

The goal of tertiary efforts is to reduce the prevalence of a disorder by minimizing its ultimate impact upon normal functioning. 2. Secondary prevention that involves the application of mass screening and diagnostic procedures to detect and to treat new cases as early as possible in the genesis of the disorder. The goal of secondary efforts is to reduce the prevalence of a disorder by abbreviating both its course of action and the extent of its disruptiveness upon normal functioning. Secondary prevention requires that we increase our ability to identify the evolutionary sequence through which disorders proceed and to modify remedial strategies to fit nascent dysfunctional states.

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