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Friday, November 2 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Things to Think About in Planning Your Research and Evaluation

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Everyone wants to get better at research and evaluation, but what methodology best suits your question? Formative Assessment? Economic Evaluation? Outcome Evaluation? Randomized Control Trial? So many options, so much data, and such little time. This panel will present various research methodologies and the circumstances for which they are best suited. Attendees are encouraged to come ready to discuss their own programs and research questions in order to determine which evaluation methods would be appropriate. The panelists will also discuss available resources to help programs conduct their own evaluations or connect up with research partners.

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Steven Eppler-Epstein

Steve Eppler-Epstein, Non-profit Consulting
Steve Eppler-Epstein is a justice advocate and nonprofit consultant from Connecticut. His consulting focuses on advocacy organizations that benefit from strategic analysis/planning; executive coaching and supports; executive search; project design/development; and organizational and... Read More →

April Faith-Slaker

Associate Director of Research Innovations, Harvard Access to Justice Lab
April Faith-Slaker is the Associate Director of Research Innovations at the Harvard Access to Justice Lab. In this role, she conducts randomized control trial studies of various access to justice topics. Prior to working at the Lab, she served as Director of the Resource Center for... Read More →
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John M. Greacen

Principal, Greacen Associates LLC
Currently a principal of Greacen Associates, LLC, Mr. Greacen wrote the seminal article on the difference between legal information and legal advice for court staff in 1995 and continues to publish regularly on the topic. He was editor of the California Benchbook on Self-Represented... Read More →
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Christopher L. Griffin Jr.

Visiting Professor and Research Scholar, University of Arizona College of Law
Christopher L. Griffin Jr. is a visiting professor and research scholar at the University of Arizona College of Law, where he teaches Civil Procedure and Remedies. Griffin's research primarily uses randomized control trials to evaluate the effectiveness of innovations in civil and... Read More →

Friday November 2, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Plaza Ballroom I Westin Galleria, 3rd Level