This web-based seminar series aims to increase skills of researchers and practitioners in policy evaluation effectiveness.

Increasingly, policies are being implemented at state and local levels that are intended to reduce obesity prevalence by improving diet and/or increasing physical activity. Rigorous evaluation of these “natural experiments” may be an effective means for the research community to inform policy on the issues of obesity, diet, and activity.

The four webinars will be taught by Dr. Kathryn Newcomer, Co-Director of the Midge Center for Evaluation Effectiveness and Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Session 4: Communicating Results Effectively
June 12, 2009, 1–2:00 pm EDT

  • Thinking strategically about what type(s) of results to report and where to report them
  • Conveying the strength of the research process and evidence transparently and clearly to audiences
  • Presenting both quantitative and qualitative data clearly
  • Clarifying the difference between statistical significance and the practical importance of results.
  • Crafting Executive Summaries that are well-suited for a particular audience (e.g., researchers, practitioners, etc.)

To join the mailing list and receive further information on the webinars, e-mail conferences@novaresearch.com