Planning for Replication and Dissemination from the Start: Guidelines for Model Demonstration Projects

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Author(s): Debra Shaver, Keith Lenz, Mary Wagner, Sarah Greene
Organization: Model Demonstration Coordinate Center

The purpose of this brief is to help model developers turn what may be implicit knowledge about model implementation into explicit information about what the model is, how it works, and what is needed to implement it to achieve the intended results. This brief has two primary sections. The first section outlines the factors that model developers should consider and document as their models are built, implemented, and refined in preparation for replication. The second section presents considerations for developing a dissemination plan for communicating information about a model in ways that reach and are useful to practitioners and others. Tools and additional resources are included in the appendices.