Optimizing the Impact of Your Field Research


Friday, October 31, 2014, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

Ash Center Student Speaker Series

Carol Khagondi, MC/Mason ’15 and Jurist Tan, MPA/ID ’15
Friday, October 31, 2014, 12-1 p.m.

Lunch will be provided.

About the Event
Join us for a discussion with Carol Khagondi and Jurist Tan – two HKS students with years of experience working to improve social policy through the design and implementation of large-scale field surveys and randomized controllled trials. Their talk will explore real-world operational challenges that overwhelm many research studies, including training and managing a team of researchers, designing and piloting surveys and experiments, and monitoring both costs and data quality. The discussion will also consider how to ensure your research study makes an impact on policy – from understanding current priorities to navigating the political environment to connecting to policymakers and key stakeholders along the way.

About the Series
The Ash Center Student Speaker Series highlights and explores the implications and lessons learned from the research projects or applied learning experiences of Harvard University students supported by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Each week, we invite two students to offer brief remarks on their work, or a response to one another’s work, and then open to table for discussion. The series will take place each Friday at 12 noon in the Ash Center foyer, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North. Lunch will be provided.