Tip Sheet: Bias in Program Evaluation

Tip sheet on common sources of statistical bias

This tip sheet summarizes the kinds of statistical and non-statistical bias that are most relevant to the evaluation of youth programs. It focuses specifically on biases that commonly affect measures of social and emotional competencies in young people, and provides guidance in how to deal with bias when analyzing and reporting on evaluation results. This resource is part of YDEKC’s Measurement Toolkit.