Psychological scientists who are in the Washington, DC, USA area and are interested in applying their science to improving public policy should know about an upcoming October 30, 2019 event in DC organized by the Office of Evaluation Sciences (OES).
This event, titled “Using Evidence: Learning from Low-Cost Federal Evidence-Building Activities,” will overview current efforts in the US to evaluate administrative data and conduct low-cost evaluations to inform decisions.
The event will be divided into three sessions. The first session will reveal results obtained by OES in their 2019 projects, the second will offer advice on what scientists can do when they obtain results that are unexpected, and the third will focus on uses of administrative data.
The event will be held on October 30, 2019, from 10 AM to 12 PM at the US General Services Administration’s offices at 1800 F ST NW, Washington DC 20405.
Followers of OES will know them as one of the US’s premier groups applying behavioral science and other disciplines in their work. Most recently, OES attended APS 2019 in Washington, DC to report on the results of a series of initiatives designed to apply behavioral insights to improve vaccination rates.