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APPAM Institutional Member Forum - Leverage Points for Stronger, More Informative Impact Evaluations

18
Aug
08:00 AM - 02:00 PM


The first Institutional Forum of 2020 will be hosted by Westat on August 18, on Zoom

Researchers conducting rigorous evaluations of social programs continue to push the methodological frontier—by trying to get “inside the black box” to discover what drives impacts, by working to generalize results from sample to nation, and by seeking to validate quasi-experimental approaches using experimental benchmarks. As these investigations proceed, some fundamentals of strong social experiments are under-attended.This forum will address three of these, presenting ideas of universal relevance to random assignment evaluations illustrated through employment assistance studies.

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