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Center's Publication Receives an Award for Outstanding Research in Measurement and Evaluation

22 October 2014—A publication from the Center's Engaged As We Age initiative, was recently awarded the AARC/MECD Patricia B. Elmore Award for Outstanding Research in Measurement and Evaluation (AARC=Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling, MECD=Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development). This award is given to the authors of a manuscript deemed to have made the greatest contribution to the professional literature out of all of the manuscripts published by Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development in a given year. This paper was the outcome of a successful research collaboration between Center researchers (Christina Matz-Costa, Jacquelyn James, Melissa Brown and Elyssa Besen, and researchers from the Lynch School of Education (Larry Ludlow and Claire Johnson).

Publication: Ludlow, L.H., Matz-Costa, C., Johnson, C., Brown, M., Besen, E., & James, J.B. (2014). Measuring engagement in later life activities: Rasch-based scenario scales for work, caregiving, informal helping, and volunteering. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 47(2), 127-149.