Commentary: Peering Inside the Black Box of Policy Interventions
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2011
© 2011 by the American Anthropological Association.
Special Issue: Psychological Anthropology and Adolescent Well-Being: Steps Toward Bridging Research, Practice, and Policy
Volume 39, Issue 4, pages 477–480, December 2011
How to Cite
Wilcox, B. L. and Deutsch, A. (2011), Commentary: Peering Inside the Black Box of Policy Interventions. Ethos, 39: 477–480. doi: 10.1111/j.1548-1352.2011.01206.x
- Issue published online: 8 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 8 NOV 2011
- mixed methods;
- policy and practice
The New Hope evaluation generated a variety of useful findings that will help guide future iterations of antipoverty policymaking, despite the fact that the intervention was only selectively effective and impacts were generally short lived. The evaluation process itself, however, representing a blend of sound design, mixed methods, and theories drawn from psychological anthropology as well as other disciplines, is likely to significantly shape future large-scale policy evaluation efforts.