Indicator Measurement in Comprehensive Community Initiatives
Practitioners, policymakers, and researchers are all too familiar with the challenges of measuring change in comprehensive community initiatives. The breadth and scope of these interventions, the multifaceted contexts for implementation, the elusiveness of outcome specificity, the vast array of potentially confounding factors, and the limited availability of appropriate and sensitive indicator measures can easily overwhelm even the most dedicated researchers and bring a well-crafted research design to a halt. It is altogether too tempting to run for the hills at the very thought of such an undertaking.
KeywordsIndicator Measurement Census Block Group Neighborhood Social Capital Geographic Information System Technology Comprehensive Community
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