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Eval10 Session 691: Using Norm-based Appeals to Increase Response-Rate in Evaluation Research: A Field Experiment

The experimental group received a message asking them to complete an online survey that highlighted a descriptive social norm indicating typical response rates among attendees of prior similar conferences. The control group received a generic request to complete the online survey without any norm-based appeals. As expected, participants receiving a message highlighting the descriptive social norm when asked to complete an online survey were more likely to comply with the request as compared to those who received the generic message without normative information

AEA 2010-Synopsis and List of Resources-2.docx



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Improving Youth Voice in Evaluations: Strategies for Collecting Better Survey Data from Youth

For instance, some may be unsure of how young is too young for a survey, how to write age-appropriate questions, whether paper or online surveys are better for youth, and what response options should be used

AEA17 - Wanzer & Berry (2017) Improving Youth Voice in Evaluations.pdf




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Pencil Versus Keyboard: An Assessment of Alternative Methods for Evaluating Social Services Outcomes

For a number of years, the United Way of Greater Houston (UWGH) has facilitated affinity groups of agencies in the same services field to evaluate common outcomes. Among these affinity groups have been those providing services to victims of domestic and sexual violence (six agencies with about...

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Eval12 Session 199: Evaluating an Educational Support Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Unique Needs

The Postsecondary Education Programs Network (PEPNet) was a collaborative of four regional centers whose mission was to improve services and educational access to those who are deaf and hard of hearing, including those with co-occurring disabilities. PEPNet provided technical assistance and...

Rewey 2012AEA UniqueEvalNeeds.pdf


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Eval11 Session 293: Evaluation of Government Contracting for Human Services Systems Reform Part I

This paper was presented at the AEA Conference in Anaheim, CA in November, 2011. Under a grant from the Wallace Foundation, the Donors Forum developed an initiative to overhaul the government contracting processes for human services in the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago. It is based...

AEA Presentation Race Wolfe Part I 2011.pptx