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 targeted booklet is the 1st finished advisor to the invention, research, and evaluate of ordinary experiments - an more and more renowned technique within the social sciences. Thad Dunning offers an advent to key matters in causal inference, together with version specification, and emphasizes the significance of sturdy study layout over complicated statistical research. Surveying many examples of normal ordinary experiments, regression-discontinuity designs, and instrumental-variables designs, Dunning highlights either the strengths and strength weaknesses of those tools, helping researchers in greater harnessing the promise of average experiments whereas heading off the pitfalls. Dunning additionally demonstrates the contribution of qualitative ways to traditional experiments and proposes new how one can combine qualitative and quantitative recommendations. Chapters whole with routines, and appendices masking really good subject matters equivalent to cluster-randomized common experiments, make this an amazing educating software in addition to a necessary ebook for pro researchers.

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