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NCJ Number: 91862 Find in a Library
Title: Adaptive Evaluation Methodology Prototypes - Examples
Author(s): A S Minkoff
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Operations Research Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA 02139
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
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Grant Number: 80-IJ-CX-0048
Publication Number: OR 111-81
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Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Flexibility or adaptivity in public program evaluation can lead to large savings in time and money, with little or no less in accuracy, if used properly. In this paper, guidelines are suggested for the employment of classical statistics in adaptive evaluation methodology.
Abstract: Through the case setting of a flu clinic, candidate techniques are demonstrated for handling problems in hypothesis testing, estimation, adaptive allocation of information-gathering resources, and before-and-after-type comparisons. In some cases, classical statistics prove quite adaptive to the requirements of the situation, while in others, its introduction is more artificial. Figures, equations, and five references are provided. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Evaluation techniques; Research methods; Statistical analysis
Note: Working Paper
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