Chief Evaluation Office
Planning or conducting research? Here are some resources to help you each step of the way.
Review the Evidence
Use these resources and clearinghouses from Department of Labor (DOL) and other federal agencies to review the current evidence and research.
Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research (DOL Chief Evaluation Office): A central source of research and information on labor-related topics for practitioners, policymakers, researchers, the media, and the general public
CEO Completed Studies (DOL Chief Evaluation Office): A source for completed studies that have advanced understanding of the U.S. labor market and its role in the global economy
Workforce System Strategies: (DOL Employment and Training Administration): A range of potential strategies that are informed by research evidence or peer expertise that provides users with an improved starting point for making informed decisions as they work toward improving outcomes for job seekers and employers.
Competency Model Clearinghouse (DOL Employment and Training Administration): Provides validated industry competency models and tools to build a custom model and career ladder/lattice for your industry.
What Works Clearinghouse (Department of Education): a resource for informed education decision making that provides credible and reliable evidence of the effectiveness of interventions.
National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth (Department of Health and Human Services): An information service that educates the family and youth work field about the research and effective practices that can improve the long-term social and emotional wellbeing of families and youth.
FindYouthInfo.gov (Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs): promotes the goal of positive, healthy outcomes for youth by identifying strategies, tools, and resources that will help promote effective community-based efforts addressing youth risk and protective factors.
Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (Department of Health and Human Services): a growing virtual portal of research on low-income and TANF families and an online hub for professional networking among researchers, policymakers, and practitioners who serve these populations.
Crime Solutions (Department of Justice): Informs practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services using rigorous research.
Design Your Study
These checklists include important elements for a variety of study designs such as randomized control trials (RCTs), random discontinuity design (RDD), and propensity score matching (PSM). Strengthen the rigor of your study with these resources, but remember that these are not exhaustive lists and are meant to serve as guidelines.
- Randomized Control Trials Checklist
- Regression Discontinuity Design Checklist
- Matching and Weighting Checklist
- CLEAR Implementation Study Guidelines
- CLEAR Causal Evidence Guidelines
- CLEAR Guidelines for Quantitative Descriptive Studies
Paperwork Reduction Act Approval
The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) requires federal agencies to seek public comment on proposed data collections and to submit proposed data collections for approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) before requiring or requesting information from the public. These documents will help you prepare your PRA submission if you need your data collection approved.
Acquire the Data
Find data files used in previous Chief Evaluation Office (CEO) research and links to other Department of Labor data.
Report Your Findings
These resources will help you write and format your paper according to common academic standards.
- American Statistical Association Style Guide
- Chicago Manual of Style
- Coming Soon: CEO Statistical Style Guide