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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.


Read APPAM's Inaugural Annual Report for 2014

October 30, 2014 02:00 PM

APPAM is pleased to present to its members the Association's first annual report. It is the hope of the Executive Committee and the APPAM staff that this report will provide members with the information needed to stay abreast of the Association's work, the challenges being faced, and the innovations it has embraced. "We appreciate the support we've received from the Association's officers, Policy Council, Institutional Representatives, and the many members who have volunteered their time and energy to assist us over the past year," says APPAM President Angela M. Evans.

While APPAM is a vibrant association accomplishing important goals, it does continually face challenges. "One of the most important is ensuring that the membership is fully informed of the Association's work," says APPAM Executive Director Tara Sheehan. "This inaugural report is intended to provide members with a better understanding of the work of APPAM's staff, Executive Committee, and Policy Council are engaged in, as well as the progress towards reaching its strategic goals." The report also provides updates on various programs and projects, and discuss upcoming activities being considered for the future.

The annual report will be published each year in conjunction with the Fall Research Conference.

Download the APPAM Annual Report 2014.


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