Approaches to Evaluating Welfare Reform: Lessons from Five State Demonstrations. c. Planned Versus Actual Samples


The discussion so far has been of planned sample sizes in the five state waiver evaluations reviewed. At this time, it is apparent that actual samples in several of the states are not as large as planned.(15) This problem is discussed further in the next section; here, we note only that not meeting sample goals can seriously reduce the usefulness of an evaluation.