Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Video: APPAM/Westat Forum - Bringing Rigor and Intentionality to Mixed Methods Evaluations

A day-long forum sponsored by Westat and APPAM will focus researchers on sharpening and expanding the mixed method paradigm to respond to these concerns and t enable impact evaluations to make larger contributions to policy learning. Major themes include the roles of mixed methods evaluation in explaining/understanding impact findings from randomized control trials and in strengthening quasi-experimental analytic methods to ward off selection bias.

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Creating Access to Opportunities for Youth in Transition from Foster Care

In “Creating Access To Opportunities For Youth In Transition From Foster Care,” the American Youth Policy Forum has highlighted best practices and policies and made recommendations to support youth in transition from foster care in three critical areas of need – sustainable social capital, permanency supports, and access to postsecondary opportunities.


When It Comes to Early Learning, Preschool Isn't Enough

Dec 12, 2014 02:00 PM

The country still needs a lot more investment to really change the life trajectory of young kids being raised by poor, single moms.


The Moderating Role of Leader-Leader Exchange

Dec 11, 2014 04:00 PM

In this study, the authors propose that the upward leader-leader exchange (LLX) relationship is an important moderating condition in predicting the consequences of leader-member exchange (LMX) differentiation within work groups.


Corporate Tax Cuts and Foreign Direct Investment

Dec 11, 2014 03:30 PM

Accurate policy evaluation is central to optimal policymaking, but difficult to achieve. Most often, analysts have to work with observational data and cannot directly observe the counterfactual of a policy to assess its effect accurately.


Short-Sighted Challenges to Evidence-Based Policy

Dec 11, 2014 03:30 PM

Something revolutionary is happening: Evidence-based policy is taking hold in Washington. As described in two new books – "Moneyball for Government" and "Show Me the Evidence" – the Obama administration has made a series of strategic moves to increase the use of evidence by federal agencies and state and local programs. In other words, these programs are being assessed to see if they actually work – not a common occurrence inside the Beltway.


Report: The pros and cons of using big data to monitor drug safety

Dec 11, 2014 03:00 PM

A new report by researchers at RTI Health Solutions (RTI-HS) and parent company RTI International, found that although healthcare databases have allowed for greater access to real world medical data, using databases to evaluate the safety of medical products is complex and requires careful research consideration.​


Now Taking Applications for Open Student Seat on APPAM's Policy Council

Dec 11, 2014 02:02 PM

As part of the approved changes to APPAM's Policy Council from 2013, two student seats were created to better include the student voice in APPAM's governing body. Each seat is a two-year staggered term. One student will be appointed annually by a committee co-chaired by the APPAM President, Jane Waldfogel, and the Chair of Institutional Representatives, Michael Shires. Sarah Cordes was appointed in 2014 and is halfway through her term as student representative.


How the 1986 immigration law compares with Obama’s program

Dec 10, 2014 04:00 PM

As the federal government gears up to offer deportation relief to about 4 million unauthorized immigrants, it’s worth looking back to 1986, when a new law established what was then the biggest legalization and citizenship process in U.S. history. One similarity between then and now: No one knows how many people will apply.


New York Federal Reserve Bank Establishes Integrated Policy Analysis Group

Dec 10, 2014 03:00 PM

The New York Fed has announced the formation of its Integrated Policy Analysis Group (IPA).


Rutgers Ph.D. Student Helps Revitalize Park in Camden

Dec 10, 2014 02:30 PM

Growing up in a poor neighborhood in the Southeast Bronx, Rasheda L. Weaver knew that she was going to make a difference. “I believed that I was smart and could do anything I put my mind to, while many of my peers felt poverty limited their potential to do and be something great,” recalls the Ph.D. candidate in public affairs-community development at Rutgers University–Camden.

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