Charles Auerbach

Dr. Charles Auerbach and Dr. Wendy Zeitlin, full professor and assistant professor respectively at Yeshiva University’s  Wurzweiler Graduate School of Social Work, recently co-authored an article on The Oxford University Press Blog: Academic Insights for the Thinking World. Titled “Collecting and evaluating data on social programs,” the article was written in response to a New York Times op-ed by Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution urging the need to support evidence-based social programs and abandon those that show small or un-enduring effect.


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Wendy Zeitlin

Zeitlin and Auerbach offer a closer look at some of the real-life situations facing agencies today and suggest one solution for identifying effective social programs within agency settings: training program administrators and evaluators to use R, a free open-source statistical programming language that can be used in place of expensive brand-named statistical software, such as SPSS.

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