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Insight at AAPOR

Debbie Wright, Insight’s Director of Data Collection Services, is presenting at AAPOR on conducting a national health survey during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join her virtually at AAPOR’s 76th Annual Conference, Friday, May 14 at 12:00 p.m. to hear about variation in response patterns and lessons learned.

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Insight turns 20!

We are very excited to announce that Insight turns 20 today! Our work continues and builds on the strong foundation we created two decades ago—addressing issues that affect vulnerable populations. Our work over these years has involved rigorous program evaluations, technical assistance that effectively translates evidence-based research into practice, and cutting-edge data analytics and visualizations.[...]

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2021 SREE Leadership

Insight is pleased to announce that on January 1, 2021, Lashawn Richburg-Hayes, Vice President of Insight Policy Research, assumed the role of President for the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE). This work will be critical this year as researchers work to help educators address both equity issues in education and the consequences of[...]

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OPRE Releases Resource List on Open Science from Insight Researchers

Insight is pleased to share a new resource list based on OPRE’s 2019 Methods Meeting, Methods for Promoting Open Science in Social Policy Research, compiled by Insight’s Dani Hansen and Rachel Holzwart. This document highlights federal initiatives and policies that support open science, the process of registering study plans in a repository before beginning a[...]

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Insight Researchers Featured at APPAM’s 2020 Annual Fall Research Conference

This Friday, November 13, at 2 p.m., Scott Cody will participate in a roundtable to discuss the risks of drawing erroneous conclusions from evaluation evidence and strategies for mitigating those risks. At the same time, Kathy Wroblewska will be describing Insight’s work to assess effective practices for containing food costs in the Special Supplemental Nutrition[...]

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Insight Researchers Featured at OPRE’s 2020 Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS)

Insight’s Jackson Miller and Rachel Gaddes are pleased to present at this year’s Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) on topics and strategies to better understand and facilitate employment and self-sufficiency among low-income families. Jackson Miller will discuss findings and promising practices based on a needs assessment of disconnected youth on Tuesday, October 20,[...]

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Insight Convenes Innovative 10 State Virtual Learning Collaborative on SNAP Notice Improvement

Congratulations to the 10 state SNAP agencies and FNS staff who participated in SNAP Notices Learning Session 2! Following a 10-month Learning Collaborative, Insight hosted participants from Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, Rhode Island, all seven FNS Regional Offices, and the FNS National Office for a 100-person, 3-day virtual event on[...]

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Insight Analyzes SNAP Benefit Redemptions

Along with USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service, Insight is pleased to share a report highlighting SNAP Benefit Redemption Patterns including timing, number of transactions per household, and the rate at which households exhaust their SNAP benefits. The study compares fiscal year (FY) 2017 data to data from FY 2003 and FY 2009. We investigate in[...]

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