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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Figuring out what works, whether the goal is curing Ebola or improving public policies

Urban Institute believes in the power of good research to strengthen public policy, help find solutions, and elevate the debate about what works. Random control trials constitute a very important tool in their tool kit.


The Hubert Project: Where Interactive Teaching Meets Interactive Technology

Dec 02, 2014 03:00 PM

From conversations with public affairs colleagues both nationally and internationally, Jodi Sandfort has found that we are largely missing the boat when it comes to applying the latest research on teaching and learning in what we do in our classrooms. Interactive pedagogies, experiential learning, multimedia presentations are all things documented to improve adult learning outcomes. However, many of our teaching methods have not kept abreast.


APPAM Office Closed for Holiday

Nov 27, 2014 10:00 AM

The APPAM office is closed Nov. 27 and 28 for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.


Obamacare’s Complexity is Not Designed to Fool People

Nov 25, 2014 05:00 PM

Obamacare’s complexity is really driven by the complexity of our present health care system—and the preferences of the American people.


Study: Public support for LGBT rights up in last three decades

Nov 25, 2014 03:30 PM

Public support for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT ) people in the United States has increased significantly over the last three decades, according to a new study released today by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. National trends suggest that increased support for LGBT rights is not exclusively due to a generational shift, but due, in part, to a broad cultural shift towards acceptance that has impacted people of all ages and ideologies in the country.


Early-Life Origins of Life-Cycle Well-Being

Nov 25, 2014 02:00 PM

Mounting evidence across different disciplines suggests that early-life conditions can have consequences on individual outcomes throughout the life cycle. Relative to other developed countries, the United States fares poorly on standard indicators of early-life health, and this disadvantage may have profound consequences not only for population well-being, but also for economic growth and competitiveness in a global economy.


Are Children Better Off Than They Were 25 Years Ago?

Nov 24, 2014 04:00 PM

25 years ago, the United Nations laid the foundation for children's rights and protections - at least as part of international theater. The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most ratified human rights treaty in history but three members, Somalia, South Sudan and the United States, have not signed it even though the Reagan administration wrote most of the verbiage.


Training Future Leaders to Master Policy and IT

Nov 24, 2014 03:19 PM

Data-driven decision-making is becoming an increasingly important part of government management. But public policy schools still tend to treat data analysis as a very separate, segregated function. That could be changing. This year, the University of Chicago launched a two-year master’s program that blends public policy education with IT skills.


The Civil Rights Act and the War on Poverty: 50 Years Later

Nov 24, 2014 03:00 PM

The Civil Rights Act and the War on Poverty: 50 Years Later served as a forum to discuss the legacies of arguably two of the most important legislative and policy agendas of the past half century.


Best of Social Media for the Week

Nov 21, 2014 07:00 PM

Best tweets and posts across the research and policy social media feeds for the week.

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