By Frederick F. Mosteller, Robert F. Boruch
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At intake, individuals are told about the program, the intake lottery, and the data collection and confidentiality procedures and are offered the choice of participating in the study or not. Researchers have followed a different path in structuring evaluations of mandatory welfare reform programs, where the mandate was imposed by Congress or the state, not the evaluation. In this case, the research could not give people a choice of opting out of the program’s requirements, because they were the law.
Random assignment is not business as usual, and site staff have to know you are leveling with them. Training Local Staff on Study Procedures 1. Taking the time to write a good manual, with examples, is time well spent. A detailed manual describing the study rationale and the intricacies of program intake and random assignment, and providing scripts for site staff, will serve as a valuable training tool and future reference for site staff. 2. Recognize that the training may be the first time many have heard much about the study and that you must win them over.
This is relatively easy if the test program is simple and controlled by the researchers. It is much more difficult if the program provides multidimensional services or is ongoing and operated in many sites, or if there is a differential impact study in which two or more program treatments are provided by staff in the same office. 24. For a discussion of the relative merits of administrative records and surveys, see Kornfeld and Bloom (1999). While records data are relatively inexpensive to process, the up-front cost and time needed to gain access to these data can be high.
Evidence Matters: Randomized Trials in Education Research by Frederick F. Mosteller, Robert F. Boruch