UMMS Affiliation

Center for Health Policy and Research



Document Type

Blog Post

Medical Subject Headings

Evaluation Studies; Program Evaluation; Qualitative Research; Data Collection; Patient-Centered Care


Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Public Health | Quantitative, Qualitative, Comparative, and Historical Methodologies


Blog post to AEA365, a blog sponsored by the American Evaluation Association (AEA) dedicated to highlighting Hot Tips, Cool Tricks, Rad Resources, and Lessons Learned for evaluators. The American Evaluation Association is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness.

This blog post was posted to AEA365 during a week of posts featuring the team at the University of Massachusetts Medical School that helped to evaluate the Massachusetts Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative.


Link to blog post on AEA365 blog

Citation: Konar V., Hillerns C., Landry M. R. (2013 December 17). MA PCMH Eval Week: Valerie Konar, Carla Hillerns, and Michelle Landry on Comparison Groups in Evaluation Research – Never Trivial. [Web Log Post]. Retrieved from