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Methods matter : improving causal inference in educational and social science research

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Oxford University Press, Oxford ; New York, p.397 (2011)

Call Number:

Cubb LB1028 .M86 2011

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8725752

Keywords:

Education--Research--Methodology, Quantitative research

Abstract:

Contents: The challenge for educational research -- The importance of theory -- Designing research to address causal questions -- Investigator-designed randomized experiments -- Challenges in designing, implementing, and learning from randomized experiments -- Statistical power and sample size -- Experimental research when participants are clustered within intact groups -- Using natural experiments to provide "arguably exogenous" treatment variability -- Estimating causal effects using a regression-discontinuity approach -- Introducing instrumental-variables estimation -- Using IVE to recover the treatment effect in a quasi-experiment -- Dealing with bias in treatment effects estimated from nonexperimental data -- Methodological lessons from the long quest -- Substantive lessons and new questions.

Publication Language:

eng