Applying Randomised Controlled Trials for Program & Policy Evaluation

The Applying Randomised Controlled Trials for Program & Policy Evaluation provides an extensive introduction to conducting randomised controlled trials, the gold standard method for assessing the true impacts of programs and policies.

In a Randomised Control Trial (RCT), researchers allocate an intervention or treatment by selecting program participants and non- participants by random assignment and then compare the differences in subsequent outcomes across the groups in the study. Leading empirical research across the social sciences in the past 10 years has been increasingly dominated by RCTs, and this methodology is now revolutionising the way government agencies approach policies in the key areas of health, education, welfare and poverty alleviation.

What will you take away?

  • A review of the statistical methodology of evaluation
  • An understanding of how RCTs compare to other common approaches of estimating the effects of programs and policies
  • Critical steps to take when designing and implementing RCTs
  • A hands on approach to overcoming the practical issues involved in working with government and non-governmental partners
  • An exploration of political and ethical issues associated with RCTs
  • Insights on how to select a study sample and calculate statistical power

Who should attend?

  • Public servants
  • Policy practitioners
  • Professionals interested in public policy who want solid grounding in how to design and implement an RCT

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