Related Impact Activities11. Measuring the Effects of Information on Development
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I would like to discuss here something of what has become of its graduates, hoping to explicate what I think are some important methodological issues in the evaluation of information effects. By way of background, I am neither an information scientist, nor a librarian, nor a development expert. I am instead a social psychologist who teaches graduate courses in statistics and research methods and who has spent the last 25 years conducting research on the use of information in decision-making.