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Methods matter : improving causal inference in educational and social science research / Richard J. Murnane, John B. Willett.

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Author/Creator:
Murnane, Richard J.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2011
Imprint:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Format:
  • Book
  • xv, 397 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-379) and index.
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.
Contributor:
Willett, John B.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780199753864
0199753865

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