methods, program evaluation

Randomized Control Trials: Really Gold?

March 14, 2018 | Pieta Blakely

A randomized control trial (RCT) is a study design in which participants are divided into two groups and one of those groups is given an intervention (the treatment group) while the other is not (the control group). It's often referred to as "the gold standard" for research design. But for the ...

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program evaluation

What internal evaluators do: Formative evaluation

March 05, 2018 | Pieta Blakely

One of the roles that the internal evaluation team or measurement, evaluation, and learning (MEL) plays is to gather data on ongoing programs. They provide this data to program managers so that they can ensure that the programs are working as intended and make corrections as they go. 

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