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[…]

RCTs and Other Evaluation Methods

With so many types of assessments, evaluation designs, and research methods out there, it can often be really confusing for non-profits to figure out which approach to take when assessing the effectiveness of their programs. The A2J Lab has certainly spent some time talking about the value of the randomized control trial method, but how Read more about RCTs and Other Evaluation Methods[…]

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[…]

The A2J Lab Seeks Study Site for NIJ Reentry Grant Opportunity

Who’s got a cool reentry project or program out there? Want to collaborate with the A2J Lab to apply for funding and study the effectiveness of your program? The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding for randomized controlled trial (RCT) evaluations Read more about The A2J Lab Seeks Study Site for NIJ Reentry Grant Opportunity[…]

Is the Prosecutorial Black Box Finally Opening?

It’s not every day the headlines announce government officials releasing mounds of data about their own operations. Actually, the frequency verges on the unprecedented. Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx’s decision to release information on years’ worth of her office’s decision-making is, in that light, astounding. Legal scholars have lamented the existence of so-called “black Read more about Is the Prosecutorial Black Box Finally Opening?[…]