Resources for Researchers and Evaluators

A collection of resources for RWJF-supported researchers, and for evaluators who are assessing RWJF programs.

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Program evaluations are a cornerstone of our efforts to learn from our work. In any given year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) conducts between 30 to 40 active program evaluations and invests about 5 percent of our annual grantmaking budget on evaluations. This collection provides examples and insights to RWJF's approach to evaluation.

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Perspectives on Open Access Publishing and Research

October 28, 2016

Many research funders support the idea of open access publications that allow free public access to timely peer-reviewed publications. RWJF commissioned interviews to better understand grantee and staff members’ opinions of open access publishing.


Rapid-Response Research and Quick-Strike Analyses

May 20, 2015

Traditional research approaches are out of sync with the reality of policymaking where decisions must be made quickly. Rapid-response research and quick-strike analyses offer a way to get evidence to decision-makers when they need it.


Using Social Network Analysis in Evaluation

December 30, 2013

SNA, with its ability to provide insight into relationships and connections, is a useful evaluation tool that is growing in popularity and valuable for understanding data on the relationships between actors..


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Survey Guidelines

July 19, 2012

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Survey Guidelines ensure our work adheres to the highest standards for the design, conduct, and reporting of survey research.


A Practical Guide for Engaging Stakeholders in Developing Evaluation Questions

January 1, 2009

This guide provides the reader with a five-step process for involving stakeholders in developing evaluation questions, and includes a set of four worksheets to facilitate this process.

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