Natural Experiments in the Social Sciences: A Design-Based Approach (Strategies for Social Inquiry)

Natural Experiments in the Social Sciences: A Design-Based Approach (Strategies for Social Inquiry)

Thad Dunning


This certain booklet is the 1st finished advisor to the invention, research, and evaluate of common experiments - an more and more renowned method within the social sciences. Thad Dunning presents an advent to key matters in causal inference, together with version specification, and emphasizes the significance of robust learn layout over advanced statistical research. Surveying many examples of ordinary usual experiments, regression-discontinuity designs, and instrumental-variables designs, Dunning highlights either the strengths and strength weaknesses of those equipment, assisting researchers in greater harnessing the promise of common experiments whereas fending off the pitfalls. Dunning additionally demonstrates the contribution of qualitative tips on how to traditional experiments and proposes new how you can combine qualitative and quantitative recommendations. Chapters entire with workouts, and appendices protecting really good themes akin to cluster-randomized usual experiments, make this a great educating device in addition to a precious booklet for pro researchers.

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