Choosing an Issue in an Organization
Decide on a human services issue you will be pursuing for your course project and whether you will be using simulated data from this course’s media or data from a different organization. Choose a local or state human services organization. Avoid using a national or international organization as their data may be difficult to locate.
Note that data information may only be accessible through the organizationâ€™s website or other online resources, and may or may not be available in the library. Make sure that you have access to enough information about the organizationâ€™s data and reporting so you are able to use it in a more formal analysis for assignments.
Preparation for the Unit 2 Assignment
In this assignment, you choose a human services issue to pursue for your course project and decide whether you will be using simulated data from a media piece from this course (choosing either the children or adult organization) or data from a different organization.
If you prefer to use your own human services organization, it is important that it be a local or state organization. Avoid using a national or international organization as their data may be difficult to locate. Before deciding, verify that you have access to enough information about the organizationâ€™s data and reporting so that you are able to use it in a more formal analysis for assignments.
This week you will submit the name of your organization, a brief description, a link to the organization’s information and links to their data.
For this project, you will need to analyze the data of the organization’s clients they serve as well as look at the data related to the general need in the community. The data you share should be accessed publicly as you will be sharing it during the course with your peers.
- If you are using an external organization, then your u02a1 will need to clearly outline the organization, the issue, and a link to the accessible data of that organization that you will rely on to complete the course project. For example, if you were looking at an organization with a program to combat homelessness, you would need to include a link to the publicly accessible data for that organization that would be useful in helping you complete your analysis of that program.