Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
Most impact studies in education and other policy areas are designed to estimate the average effects of the program. However, average effects can often mask variation in effects across individual units — variation that can often be more relevant to policy makers. Further, focusing on average effects can mask variation in effects across sites that may be useful for intervention developers and program implementers to understand.
Abt Associates researchers are developing cutting-edge approaches to understand both the overall and more specific effects of educational interventions — to learn more than just what works, but also for whom, and under what conditions. Abt researchers are developing:
Read journal articles about Abt’s work in education evaluation:
Subgroup Analysis in Social Experiments: Measuring Program Impacts Based on Post-Treatment Choice
On Analysis of Symmetrically Predicted Endogenous Subgroups Part One of a Method Note in Three Parts
On Overfitting in Analysis of Symmetrically Predicted Endogenous Subgroups from Randomized Experimental Samples: Part Three of a Method Note in Three Parts
Bias and Bias Correction in Multi-Site Instrumental Variables Analysis of Heterogeneous Mediator Effects
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.