The Resource An introduction to the use of randomized control trials to evaluate development interventions, Howard White, (electronic resource)

An introduction to the use of randomized control trials to evaluate development interventions, Howard White, (electronic resource)

Label
An introduction to the use of randomized control trials to evaluate development interventions
Title
An introduction to the use of randomized control trials to evaluate development interventions
Statement of responsibility
Howard White
Title variation
Use of randomized control trials to evaluate development interventions
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Driven by the focus on results, impact evaluation has become a prominent part of the development agenda in the last decade. Much of the discussion of results has focused on outcome monitoring, such as the attention devoted to tracking the Millennium Development Goals. Whilst useful, outcome monitoring cannot tell us the impact of an intervention, and so cannot be used to make an assessment of the contribution an agency has made to development. But there has been growing use, notably amongst economists and political scientists, of a range of approaches which do directly tackle this question of what difference an intervention has made. Prominent amongst these approaches are experimental designs, or randomized control trials (RCTs). The purpose of this paper is to provide a short, non-technical introduction to RCTs. The paper deals briefly with what is meant by impact evaluation, before moving onto the problem of selection bias and how it can be dealt with through experimental and quasi-experimental designs. Practical concerns in designing and implementing a RCT are then discussed before moving on to some of the criticisms which are commonly made of this approach.--Introduction
Member of
Cataloging source
VVK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Howard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WA 950
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation
Series statement
Working paper International Initiative for Impact Evaluation;
Series volume
9
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Developing Countries
Label
An introduction to the use of randomized control trials to evaluate development interventions, Howard White, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from pdf title page (3ie, viewed August 16, 2011)
  • "February 2011"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
711786823
Extent
1 online resource (18 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, color map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)711786823
Label
An introduction to the use of randomized control trials to evaluate development interventions, Howard White, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from pdf title page (3ie, viewed August 16, 2011)
  • "February 2011"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
711786823
Extent
1 online resource (18 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, color map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)711786823

Library Locations

  • Health Sciences LibraryBorrow it
    2411 Holmes St, Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, 64108, US
    39.083418 -94.575323
  • LaBudde Special CollectionsBorrow it
    800 E 51st St, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
    39.034642 -94.576835
  • Leon E. Bloch Law LibraryBorrow it
    500 E. 52nd Street, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
    39.032488 -94.581967
  • Marr Sound ArchivesBorrow it
    800 E 51st St, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
    39.034642 -94.576835
  • Miller Nichols LibraryBorrow it
    800 E 51st St, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
    39.035061 -94.576518
  • UMKCBorrow it
    800 E 51st St, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
    39.035061 -94.576518
  • UMKCBorrow it
    800 E 51st St, Kansas City, MO, 64110, US
Processing Feedback ...