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Investigation 5-3
Evaluation Issues


Students explore two evaluation issues that should be considered when determining the degree to which a risk management strategy worked; efficiency and offsetting effects.  Students realize the complexity and challenges of carrying out a cost-benefit analysis.  Students also realize that in spite of good intentions, a risk management strategy may create unintended consequences that must be considered when evaluating its effectiveness.

Investigation Preparation Checklist

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Review Epidemiology Background for Module 5.

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    Copy Investigation 5-3: Epi Log Worksheet for each student.  [en espaņol:]

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    Estimated Time / Time Management

    Approximately one class period.

    Look For Students To:

    Realize that, given limited resources, implementing a risk management strategy that has been evaluated and found to be effective, may still not be appropriate.

    Describe the concepts of cost, efficiency, and offsetting effects.

    Provide a rationale for carrying out a cost-benefit analysis when evaluating the effectiveness of a risk management strategy.

    Provide a rationale for considering offsetting effects when evaluating the effectiveness of a risk management strategy.