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(b. 1952, Chicago, Illinois). Ph.D. Methodology and Evaluation Research, Northwestern; M.A. Experimental Psychology, Southern Connecticut University; B.A. Psychology, Loyola University (Mundelein College).

Trochim is Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, and Director of the Office for the Management of Not-for-profit Institutions at Cornell University. He also holds an appointment as Visiting Scientist with the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences of the National Cancer Institute, the largest of the National Institutes of Health.

His contributions to evaluation are, broadly, in the area of applied social research methodology, with an emphasis on program planning and evaluation methods. Among experimentalists, he is well known for his work in quasiexperimental alternatives to randomized experimental designs, especially the regression discontinuity and regression-point displacement designs. In terms of research theory, ...

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