What’s the point of a p-value?

Earlier this year, the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University was caught up in a scandal. The alleged transgression? P-hacking. If you have no idea what that means, this post is for you. The papers from our completed studies all use a metric called a “p-value” in the results. A p-value (“p” for probability) Read more about What’s the point of a p-value?[…]

A2J Lab welcomes new staff

While the blog has been quiet over the past few month, the Lab’s offices have been busy! We’re excited to announce that we have three new members of the research team. Renee Danser joins the Lab as Associate Director of Research and Strategic Partnerships. Bringing significant experience in court administration, Renee most recently served as Read more about A2J Lab welcomes new staff[…]

Listen In: Developing Research Partnerships

Legal Talk Network‘s On the Road 2018 Equal Justice Conference podcast series featured April Faith-Slaker in a podcast segment discussing why research partnerships are necessary to improving access to justice. You can hear Kimberly Sanchez’s full interview with Ellen Lawton (Co-Director, National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University), Read more about Listen In: Developing Research Partnerships[…]

Results of our Reddit AMA

We were thrilled to join our friends at r/legaladvice for a recent AMA (Ask Me Anything) session. The legaladvice subreddit usually takes questions about specific legal issues and crowdsources answers. Our entire research team joined the Reddit community for three hours of questions and answers about the Lab’s work and the issues we grapple with Read more about Results of our Reddit AMA[…]

Chris Griffin featured on KPCC’s Air Talk

Earlier this week, A2J Lab Research Director Chris Griffin joined L.A. NPR affiliate KPCC for their Air Talk program. Listen to the audio online to learn more about pretrial risk assessment scores and the Lab’s work evaluating the Public Safety Assessment. The thirteen-minute segment is a great window into the wider conversation about the use Read more about Chris Griffin featured on KPCC’s Air Talk[…]

More information on our Default Part II study in four graphs

We’ve been working on some new data representations for our Problem of Default Part II study, which is now in the field in Boston. This Part II study doesn’t have its own non-intervention control group (meaning, all of the groups we’re evaluating are receiving some sort of intervention). This is because Part I already demonstrated Read more about More information on our Default Part II study in four graphs[…]

RCTs in law: the Shriver studies

As you may remember from a previous post, the A2J Lab is developing an RCT in Providence, Rhode Island to study the effectiveness of triage in summary eviction cases. Part of our interest in studying eviction is that it’s a topic very much on policymakers’ minds. Because housing instability continues to receive a lot of Read more about RCTs in law: the Shriver studies[…]