Pitfalls and Pratfalls: Null and Negative Findings in Evaluating Interventions: New Directions for Evaluation, Number 110
September 2006, Jossey-Bass
The individual chapters discuss a range of design, implementation, and analysis issues relevant not only to evaluation studies but also to interventions that can contribute to negative or null findings in the evaluation of an intervention program. These problems that are the realities of life for anyone who conducts prevention and intervention research are typically the stuff of research seminar comments and barroom digressions late in the evening at professional meetings. This issue brings those important lessons into the larger discussion that will influence prevention science and public policy. The contributors to this volume not only admit a set of problems and shortcomings but also attempt to draw general lessons, cautions, and advice for those who evaluate prevention and intervention efforts.
This is the 110th volume of New Directions for Evaluation, a quarterly journal published by Jossey-Bass.