OPRE Innovative Methods Meetings

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    The Promises and Challenges of Administrative Data in Social Policy Research

    Our 2015 meeting focused on challenges and solutions to accessing and using administrative data, and innovative examples of using administrative data to answer policy-relevant questions.

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    What Works, Under What Circumstances, and How?

    Our 2014 methods meeting included presentations and discussions of innovative applications of methods and analytic techniques designed to unpack the "black box" of social programs and policies.

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The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) periodically organizes meetings to convene scientists and research experts to advance critical topics in social science research methodology. The meetings provide an opportunity to discuss how innovative methodologies can be applied to policy-relevant questions and help to ensure that government-supported research represents the most scientifically rigorous approaches available.

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