Between 1993 and 1996, researchers at Cornell University, New York State College of Human Ecology, Ithaca, N.Y., evaluated the process by which successful demonstration projects are replicated into real-world programs.
They specifically examined the replication process within four RWJF-funded national programs and one project, as well as to recommend effective replication methods.
Transforming successful demonstration projects into real-world programs is a relatively new endeavor in the social service field. It was anticipated that the findings would be disseminated and would assist RWJF and other funding agencies in designing programs.
The investigators identified two main replication strategies. These included:
Among the investigators' conclusions: