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Experimental Evaluation Design for Program Improvement

Laura Peck, Ph.D.


November 26, 2019

Experimental Evaluation Design for Program ImprovementThe concepts of cause and effect are critical to the field of program evaluation. Experimental designed evaluations—those that randomly assign subjects to treatment or control groups—offer a convincing means for establishing a causal connection between a program and its effects. In her book Experimental Evaluation Design for Program Improvement, Abt’s Laura R. Peck shows how various design options can answer a variety of questions. Those questions include not only yes/no questions, but a wide range of impact evaluation questions—including how specific aspects of a program may enhance (or even suppress) impacts. Further, she suggests opportunities for experiments to be applied in more varied settings with a focus on program improvement efforts.

The book is available through the publisher and on Amazon.