Respond to at least two peers. Select the strength or weakness of the post that most interests you and explain how it relates to an aspect of the data analysis you are doing with your selected organization.
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The limitations of data may hinder the outcome of an organizationâ€™s program and mission. According to Guenole, Ferrar & Feinzig (2017), collecting high quality data should always be the goal of a research but the collection of high-quality data should not overshadow the dynamics of the project (p. 137). When looking at the data for the One-Stop Centerâ€™s program on increasing unemployment opportunities within the Riverbend Community, the data collected was incomplete, inconsistent and had some missing factors. The data limitations did not show which demographic of the participants were assisted and what the outcome of the assistance was. The data was also limited to participants who had degrees and could obtain employment and not citizens who needed actual assistance, like the citizens who were unaware of the programs or were afraid to seek help from the program because of their past criminal history.
The strengths of the organization rely on the programs that they offer and the funding that they receive from multiple donors. The organization could easily use the funding to strengthen the programs they have by bringing in more citizens who are still struggling in the community to find employment. The weakness of the organization is that the programs being offered are not being utilized by the citizens who really need them. The programs are not being utilized because they are not promoted enough to the citizens who really need them. The data can improve this issue by targeting the population that is still struggling with employment and moving forward by getting the participants into the organization.
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Limitations of Data
The data from The Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) will be analyzed using Excel. Since the data is in a table format, the analysis will visualize the information on graphs and charts. Bar graphs and pie charts will be appropriate for the visualization. However, there are limitations, such as limited access to data and issues with the sample size. Although DOEA provided much of the information about the elderly in Florida, it did not cover some critical characteristics of the population. For example, the data did not indicate the proportion of seniors living below or above the state poverty level. Additionally, the organization used a small sample size for the caregiver data (The Florida Department of Elder Affairs, 2016). This sample size may not reflect the caregiver populationâ€™s actual characteristics, leading to inaccurate conclusions.
The organization has strengths in the caregiver support program since it receives financial support from state and federal governments. This assistance is valuable when creating the budget for program improvements. Moreover, DOEA has clear mission and vision statements that help focus on its primary goal of improving the well-being and safety of senior adults in Florida (The Florida Department of Elder Affairs, 2021). The agency also has a well-structured administration which helps provide direction for the various operations in the caregiver support program. Nevertheless, DOEA has an insufficient number of trained caregivers in their program. This issue presents a weakness in the organization since it cannot attend to all the elders in need (The Florida Department of Elder Affairs, 2016). Therefore, the data will help improve the issue by identifying the shortage of caregivers. The data will also be used to decide when to recruit more caregivers and what skills to teach them during the program. This approach will ensure the caregivers have the necessary skills and knowledge to care for the seniors.Â