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Evidence, Evaluation, and Pay for Success

  • What is evidence?

    Evidence is the result of the application of scientific methods. The scientific method requires that every eff...

    Jan 13, 2016 09:45PM UTC
  • How does PFS use evidence?

    Evidence is central to PFS and plays a prominent role in three main stages of PFS projects: finding evidence-b...

    Aug 02, 2016 08:43PM UTC
  • What is meta-analysis?

    In essence, meta-analysis is a statistical method to create a single estimate of effects from multiple studies...

    Aug 02, 2016 08:45PM UTC
  • How are operational data systems built?

    Given the importance of evidence to PFS projects, having reliable, high-quality, timely, and comprehensive dat...

    Jan 13, 2016 09:46PM UTC
  • How is the success of a PFS project evaluated?

    PFS projects are evaluated by a rigorous research process, in which the independent evaluator determines if th...

    Dec 29, 2015 04:13PM UTC
  • What are common evaluation methodologies?

    Stakeholders should carefully select the evaluation methodology that will determine the social outcomes of the...

    Aug 02, 2016 08:48PM UTC
  • What is effect size?

    Aggregating across studies produces an average outcome (the effect) and then variation around that expected ef...

    Jan 13, 2016 09:56PM UTC
  • What is a comparison group?

    The goal of a high-quality evaluation is to estimate the effect of the treatment on those receiving it. To est...

    Dec 29, 2015 04:26PM UTC
  • What are the most important limits to high quality evaluation?

    For characteristics of high-quality evaluations, please consult the Blueprint for Healthy Youth Development’s ...

    Aug 02, 2016 08:49PM UTC
  • What is a quasi-experimental evaluation method?

    Evaluations require a comparison group to determine effect size. While RCTs randomly assign the comparison (co...

    Jan 13, 2016 09:58PM UTC

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