Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Internal and External Validity of the Regression Discontinuity Design: A Meta-Analysis of 15 Within-Study-Comparisons | JPAM Featured Article

Regression discontinuity (RD) is generally acknowledged as the most rigorous non-experimental method for obtaining internally valid impact estimates. The study tests the efficacy of RD by comparing RD causal estimates at the treatment cutoff to those from Randomized Control Trials also estimated at this same cutoff. The study identifies 15 previously completed within-study-comparisons that explicitly examined this issue by assuming the RCT results are unbiased and comparing them to RD results.


Evidence-Based Policymaking at #2017APPAM

October 4, 2017 11:14 AM

The APPAM Fall Research Conference has long been the place to learn what’s going on in the world of evidence-based research. With the publication of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking Report last month, we wanted to highlight the conference sessions that will touch on issues raised by this important report.

The theme of the conference this year is Measurement Matters: Better Data for Better Decisions. We understand the utilization of evidence-based research and strategies for policy making is more important than ever.

As you plan your time at the conference by browsing the agenda, be sure to keep an eye out for these sessions. We’ll see you in Chicago for #2017APPAM!


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