Advancing Evidence-Based Decision Making: A Toolkit on Recognizing and Conducting Opportunistic Experiments in the Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Policy Area
Publisher: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
This report describes in detail how researchers, policymakers, and program administrators can recognize opportunities for experiments and carry them out. Specifically, the report focuses on opportunistic experiments, defined as randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that study the effects of initiatives, program changes, or policy actions that agencies or programs plan or intend to implement—as opposed to studying an intervention or policy action that is developed and implemented specifically for a research study.
Project AWESOME: Advancing Welfare and Family Self-Sufficiency Research
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation