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External Consultants Roles in US Federal Government Evaluation Design and Capacity Building

Presented by Jennifer Hamilton, Senior Study Director, Westat and David Bernstein, Senior Study Director, Westat. Opinions are our own. The majority of US federal government evaluations are conducted by external evaluators. However, conducting evaluations is just one of the roles that external...

2016 Bernstein Hamilton Evaluation Contracting Final.pptx

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A Brief History of RCTs in Government and Politcs, Implications, and Concerns

Panel slides from a discussion of advocacy for the use of randomized controlled trials to determine federal program effectiveness since early in the Bush Administration through the present day. The presenter discusses the extent to which such advocacy has become bipartisan, as well as some...

Panel Slides - Rushing to Randomize.pdf

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Eval12 Session 902: Assessing the Strengths and Limitations of Web-Based Performance Measurement and Reporting Systems

Performance measurement and reporting systems (PMRS) housed in web-based management information systems are widely used in the public sector to improve accountability and inform decision making. Periodic evaluation of these systems ensures effective performance measurement. This panel...


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Eval11 Session 406: OSH Evaluators Network Development - AEA 2011

Presentation at AEA 2011: A review of the development of an evaluators network for the National Tobacco Control Program evaluators. Presentation covers steps taken and results obtained by the CDC's Office on Smoking and Health thus far. #networkdevelopment #HealthEvaluation #government ...

OSH Evaluators Network Development 11-15-2011.ppt