Trials of Improved Practices (TIPs): Giving Participants a Voice in Program Design
TIPs is a formative research technique through which program planners pretest the actual practices that a program will promote. In essence the procedure consists of a series of visits in which the interviewer and the participant analyze current practices, discuss what could be improved, and together reach an agreement on one or a few solutions to try over a trial period; and then assess the trial experience together at the end of the trial period. The results are moved directly into program design.
Last modified: August 5, 2021