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  • Jennie R. Joe (Creator)
  • Jenny Chong (Creator)
  • Darlene Lopez (Creator)



A participatory evaluation model was used to evaluate the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate (SWO) Indian Alcohol Substance Abuse Program (IASAP) project. The Community Survey (Part 1, Community Survey Quantitative Data) was used to obtain tribal members' perceptions related to the welfare of the community and their perceived levels of satisfaction with how their challenges and problems were being addressed. Data were collected between August 2006 and April 2007 using a convenience sample (n=100). Three individuals from the SWO Community College were hired as survey interviewers. Each was required to obtain human subjects training and to be certified prior to conducting any recruiting or interviews. The interviewers used an IRB-approved form that explained the purpose of the interview, the respondents' rights as human subjects, compensation (a gift card) for their time, and the confidential nature of the survey. Interviewers were instructed not to begin the interview until all questions the participants may have were answered. All interviews were conducted in English and took an average of 30 to 40 minutes to complete. Focus groups (Part 2, Focus Group Interview Qualitative Data) were held with key stake holders from five groups: service providers and key project staff (n=4), parents of juvenile probationers (n=4), past adult clients (n=6), policymakers (n=2), and elders (n=5). The focus groups were held during three site visits between October 2006 and April 2007. All participants went through the required informed consent procedures prior to starting the focus groups. Focus group proceedings were audio taped and transcribed.
Date made available2011
PublisherICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Date of data productionAug 1 2006 - Apr 1 2007
Geographical coverageSouth Dakota

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