Randomized controlled trials

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Karnofsky, Holden (2012) How we evaluate a study, The GiveWell Blog, August 23.23 (updated 2 September 2016).

Bouguen, Adrien et al. (2019) Using randomized controlled trials to estimate long-run impacts in development economics, Annual Review of Economics, vol. 11, pp. 523–561.

Wikipedia (2021)Ogden, Timothy (2020) Randomized controlled trialRCTs in development economics, their critics and their evolution, Wikipedia.in Florent Bédécarrats, Isabelle Guérin & François Roubaud (eds.) Randomized Control Trials in the Field of Development, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 126–151.

Further readingBibliography

Karnofsky, Holden. 2016.Holden (2012) How we evaluate a study., The GiveWell Blog, August 23.

Wikipedia. 2016.Wikipedia (2021) Randomized controlled trial, Wikipedia.

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Further reading

Karnofsky, Holden. 2016. How we evaluate a study. How GiveWell decides how much weight to place on an academic study.

Wikipedia. 2016. Randomized controlled trial.

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in social science israndomly separate experimental subjects into multiple groups, treat those groups differently, and compare the use of RCTs to evaluate social programs.results. Most commonly, one group receives the treatment being tested, while the other receives a placebo or no treatment at all.

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in social science is the use of RCTs to evaluate social programs.

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