Random Control Trial (RCTs) evaluation designs in which potential participants are randomly selected to receive a program or become part of a control group that does not receive the program are an effective method of determining program impact, when used appropriately
Bernstein AEA Some Not So Random Thoughts About Random Control Trials 10-13-13.pptx
This file provides the PowerPoint slides used in our presentation at AEA 2012 in Minneapolis. We describe the combined use of monthly surveys (or teacher logs) and classroom observations to describe the frequency and the quality of teachers' implementation of Project GLAD instructional...
2012 AEA Measuring Implementation in an RCT final.pptx
Power Point Presentation and handout from session on "Perils, Pitfalls, and Successes: The Implementation of a RCT to Examine the Effects of Alternative Response in Child Welfare" - part of multipaper Session 259 'Implementing Quality Randomized Control Trials in Human Service Evaluations: Applications Addressing Challenges and Barriers' from AEA 2010 #'Randomized #Control #'Child #Trials' #Welfare' #2010Conference #HumanServicesEvaluation #'RCT' #'Implementation'
Panel slides from a discussion of advocacy for the use of randomized controlled trials to determine federal program effectiveness since early in the Bush Administration through the present day
Panel Slides - Rushing to Randomize.pdf
Yet many debates are focused either on technical issues around implementation fidelity, or on philosophical critiques of EBPs and the epistemological hierarchies they establish and reify through their relation to randomized controlled trials (RCTs) as "the gold standard."
Archibald_AEA 2013_They Just Know.pdf
While recognizing the need to match an evaluation design with the specific question at hand, randomized controlled trials are often considered the gold standard in producing unbiased estimates of effect size to determine ‘what works.’
However, attempting to implement a randomized control trial (RCT) on development programs in society is often inappropriate or, at least, infeasible
RealWorld Evaluation workshop AEA 2012.pptx
Regression discontinuity is a quasi-experimental design and statistical modeling approach that can yield causal estimates that are comparable to those derived from randomized controlled trials
Daniel Oliver will share his experience using randomized controlled trials to evaluate an International Youth Foundation empowerment intervention in Kenya
Measuring Results International Youth Leadership Interventions.pdf
In graduate school, you might have learned how to do research using randomized control trials