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Lindner, Mark D.; Vancea, Adrian; Chen, Mei-Ching; Chacko, George – American Journal of Evaluation, 2016
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest source of funding for biomedical research in the world. Funding decisions are made largely based on the outcome of a peer review process that is intended to provide a fair, equitable, timely, and unbiased review of the quality, scientific merit, and potential impact of the research. There have…
Descriptors: Medical Research, Biomedicine, Peer Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria
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Ahlin, Eileen M. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2015
Evaluation research conducted in agencies that sanction law violators is often challenging and due process may preclude evaluators from using experimental methods in traditional criminal justice agencies such as police, courts, and corrections. However, administrative agencies often deal with the same population but are not bound by due process…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Evaluation Research, Criminals, Correctional Institutions
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Jaycox, Lisa H.; McCaffrey, Daniel F.; Ocampo, Beverly Weidmer; Shelley, Gene A.; Blake, Susan M.; Peterson, Donna J.; Richmond, Lucinda S.; Kub, Joan E. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2006
The current emphasis on best practices for school-based health and mental health programs brings with it the demand for evaluation efforts in schools. This article describes the challenges of launching a successful school program and evaluation, with lessons learned from three projects that focus on intimate partner violence. The authors discuss…
Descriptors: Intervention, Prevention, Research Methodology, Program Implementation