Primer on Reading Research

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As a Tow Policy Advocacy Fellow at DPA’s inaugural Department of Research and Academic Engagement, I collaboratively developed a primer on reading research which synthesizes best practices and guidelines on how to approach reading and evaluating academic studies. In our highly politicized world of criminal justice and drug policy reform, it is imperative for advocates, reformers and other stakeholders to be able to discern high-quality research from ‘junk’ or pseudoscience.

Gina Moreno
Gina Moreno
Senior Research Analyst

My research interests include criminal justice program evaluation, drug policy reform, and quantitative research methods