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12-092016 Westat to Develop Automated Assessment Program to Enhance Critical Thinking Skills of U.S. Army Company Grade Officers

As operating environments grow more complex, dynamic, and uncertain, Army leaders need advanced cognitive skills (e.g., critical thinking, systems thinking, perspective-taking, creative thinking) that will transfer to unfamiliar performance contexts. A team led by Westat will help the U.S. Army...

12-012016 Westat to Provide Data Quality, Geospatial, and Statistical Support for NCI’s Cancer Control and Population-Based Research

Westat will support quality control/quality improvement studies that help the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) Surveillance Research Program (SRP) improve cancer coding practices across Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Regions.

Other work in the quality control/...

11-162016 Second Health Equity Roundtable Sponsored by Westat and the Rockville Institute

Westat’s Center on Health Disparities & Health Equity Research and the Rockville Institute are co-...

11-142016 School Meal Data Collection Process to Be Evaluated by Westat for FNS

Westat will evaluate the school meal data collection process of the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), U.S. Department of Agriculture. This study will provide FNS with key information about the methodologies and processes used to collect and report data. The evaluation objectives are to...

11-092016 David Morganstein Interviewed by AmstatNews

David Morganstein, Westat Vice President and Director of the Statistical Staff and a Senior Statistical Fellow, was interviewed in the November 2016 issue of AmstatNews about the...

11-082016 Westat to Evaluate Coordinated Specialty Care Programs for People with Serious Mental Illness

Westat will design and implement a quantitative outcome evaluation, process analysis, and fidelity assessment of selected state-operated programs that assist people at early stages of serious mental illnesses. This 3-year study is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...

11-072016 26th Annual Morris Hansen Lecture: November 29, 2016

Nancy Bates, senior researcher for survey methodology with the U.S. Census Bureau, will give the 26th Annual Morris Hansen Lecture on Tuesday, November 29, at 3:30 p.m. in the Jefferson Auditorium of the...

11-042016 2016 International QDET2 Conference Draws Westat Expertise

How do you predict survey question accuracy? How does survey burden affect response behavior? How do you design questionnaires for sensitive topics or for cross-national studies? Lots of interesting questions, and Westat staff will be on hand to answer these and others at the...

11-042016 NCI Expands Westat’s CTSU Role, Includes Site Auditing Coordination

Westat’s role on the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU) will be expanding to include major involvement in the central coordination of site auditing activities for

  • National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN)
  • NCI Community Oncology
  • ...
11-032016 Westat Team Wins in 2016 Medidata Symposium Hackathon

A Westat team of IT experts was a joint winner in the Medidata Symposium Hackathon, which was held in Phoenix, Arizona, as part of the annual Medidata Symposium, October 17-19, 2016. The event was an application design and coding competition sponsored by Medidata and provided a great opportunity...

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