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04-152015 Westat Tech Expertise to Support ICAP PHIA Project

For ICAP at Columbia University, Westat will support all population-based HIV impact assessment (PHIA) surveys conducted in specific countries supported by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The PHIA Project is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and ...

04-132015 IOM’s Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Report Released; Includes Westat Statistical Expertise

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) had a special briefing in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2015, for the recent landmark report on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).

Speakers at the briefing...

04-092015 Annual Educational Research Meeting Offers Westat Research

Teacher value-added models, teacher incentive programs, and the capacity-building needs are just a few of the topics Westat researchers are presenting on at the 2015 Annual American Educational Research...

04-082015 Roger Tourangeau Elected to AAPOR Executive Council

Roger Tourangeau, Ph.D., a Westat Vice President and Senior Statistical Fellow, has been elected to the executive council of AAPOR (the American Association for Public Opinion Research). Dr. Tourangeau will serve as Vice President/President-Elect of AAPOR starting in May at the...

04-022015 Toolkit Helps Guide Research on Responses to Child Maltreatment

Westat research for the fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-4) has contributed to the development of a newly released toolkit that contains tips, recommended practices, and resources for academics and decisionmakers in child protection.

The...

03-292015 Measuring the Capacity of U.S. Science and Engineering Research Facilities

What is the state of science and engineering research facilities at U.S. colleges and universities? To find out, Westat will conduct a congressionally mandated, biennial survey for FY 2015 and 2017, providing the basis of public data used by Congress, higher education associations, state...

03-102015 Chaney Publishes on Why Evaluations Often Find That Programs Have No Effects

In an article in the American Journal of Evaluation, Westat’s Brad Chaney, Ph.D., suggests there are many reasons why an educational program may affect different people in different...

03-062015 Westat to Examine Effects of Increase in School Resource Officers

Westat will study the effectiveness of school resource officers (SROs) in preventing school crime and violence. SROs are sworn law enforcement officers responsible for providing security and crime prevention services in the school environment.

This 3-year study for the National...

03-022015 Westat Speed Warning Systems Research Featured in Journal Article

Findings from Westat research on vehicle-based monitoring and feedback systems as a countermeasure to chronic speeding were featured in a recent commentary in Annals of Emergency Medicine.

Westat’s Doreen De Leonardis, Rick Huey, and Emanuel Robinson’s published research, ...

02-252015 2015 Federal CASIC Workshops Provide Westat Experience, Insight

Using mobile technology for CAPI management, incorporating efficiency analysis through geospatial location evaluation, and using digital media in recruiting survey participants are just a few of the topics Westat researchers are bringing to the...

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