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Randomized Experiments for Planning and Evaluation
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Randomized Experiments for Planning and Evaluation
A Practical Guide



December 1996 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
How can one tell if a new programme has been effective or not? Is there any way to predict how a group of individuals would have fared without the new programme or service? Packed with rich and varied examples, Robert F Boruch's book untangles the complexities of randomized field experiments to enable researchers to evaluate better the impact of new programmes. After an exploration of how to judge whether or not a programme worked, the author discusses: the context of experiments; the standards used to judge the ethical propriety of randomized experiments; methods for studying populations; sampling methods; the randomization procedure; baseline measures; missing data registry; and analyses for quality assurance.
 
Introduction
 
Experiments in the Context of Evaluation
 
Ethics, Law and Randomized Experiments
 
Population, Power and Pipeline
 
Randomization Plans and Process
 
Identifying, Engaging and Maintaining Contact with Target Individuals
 
Observation and Measurement
 
Operations
 
Analysis
 
Reporting

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Robert F. Boruch

Before coming to the University of Pennsylvania in 1989, Dr. Boruch was a member of Northwestern University’s faculty. He has served on the Board of Trustees for the W. T. Grant Foundation and the Board of Advisors for the National Science Foundation’s Education and Human Resources Division. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Institutes for Research. He has served on advisory committees for the U.S. Department of Education, Government Accountability Office, National Center for Educational Statistics, National Institutes of Health, and other federal agencies. He has served on advisory committees for the U.S.... More About Author

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