December 21, 2016
Principal Scientist, Social & Economic Policy and Director, Research & Evaluation Expertise Center
Principal Associate, Social & Economic Policy Abt Associates evaluation experts are engaged in discussions to advance the leading edge of evaluation methods. The American Evaluation Association (AEA) blog AEA365 is one forum to which we have contributed. AEA365 is dedicated to highlighting “hot tips, cool tricks, rad resources, and lessons learned for evaluators.”
Recently, Laura Peck and Allan Porowski of Abt shared a few insights, or “hot tips” on AEA365 as part of the blog’s Design & Analysis of Experiments Topical Interest Group Week. Both Peck and Porowski are principal associates for Social and Economic Policy at Abt.
- Allan Porowski on How to Make Your Chances of Conducting A Successful RCT Seem a Little Less…Random – Provides tips to make the start-up period for randomized control trials go a little more smoothly.
- Laura Peck on How I Learned to Love the Counterfactual – Introduces the concepts of causality, internal validity, and the counterfactual in experimental research.
- Laura Peck on The Origins and Meaning of the “Black Box” Label and How Innovative Experimental Research is Working Shake It – Explains how getting to the “why” behind an experimental result is an increasingly important part of experimental impact evaluations.