What’s the Difference? Constructing Meaningful Comparison Groups

In child welfare, we often use comparisons to identify problems and understand whether practices and programs are working. With the help of animated characters, Constructing Meaningful Comparison Groups uses straightforward language to explain why comparison groups are important. The narrators introduce four common types of comparison groups and describe how and when they can be used to strengthen program evaluation. While potentially useful for a wider audience, the video was designed with agency directors and managers, project directors, and program evaluators in mind.


Transcript (PDF - 132 KB); Descriptive Audio Version