PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES FOR
PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP
Jordyn M. White, Rapporteur
Steering Committee on Principles and Practices
for Federal Program Evaluation
Committee on National Statistics
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
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STEERING COMMITTEE ON PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES FOR FEDERAL PROGRAM EVALUATION
GROVER J. WHITEHURST (Chair), The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC
JUDITH M. GUERON, MDRC, New York
REBECCA A. MAYNARD, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
MARTHA MOOREHOUSE, Independent Consultant, Los Altos, CA
HOWARD ROLSTON, Independent Consultant, Arlington, VA
WILLIAM J. SABOL, Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD
JORDYN M. WHITE, Study Director
CONSTANCE F. CITRO, Board Director
CYNTHIA THOMAS, Senior Program Officer
MICHAEL SIRI, Program Coordinator
COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL STATISTICS
ROBERT M. GROVES (Chair), Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Department of Sociology, Georgetown University
FRANCINE BLAU, Department of Economics, Cornell University
MARY ELLEN BOCK, Department of Statistics, Purdue University
ANNE C. CASE, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
MICHAEL E. CHERNEW, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
JANET CURRIE, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
DONALD A. DILLMAN, Department of Sociology, Washington State University
CONSTANTINE GATSONIS, Center for Statistical Sciences, Brown University
JAMES S. HOUSE, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social research, University of Michigan
THOMAS L. MESENBOURG, U.S. Census Bureau (Retired)
SUSAN A. MURPHY, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan
SARAH M. NUSSER, Department of Statistics, Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology, Iowa State University
COLM A. O’MUIRCHEARTAIGH, Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, The University of Chicago
JEROME P. REITER, Department of Statistical Science, Duke University
ROBERTO RIGOBON, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
JUDITH A. SELTZER, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
EDWARD H. SHORTLIFFE, Columbia University and Arizona State University
BRIAN HARRIS-KOJETIN, Director
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