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Cook Thomas D., Zhu Naixin, Klein Alice, Starkey Prentice, Thomas Jaime, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study uses a within study comparison design (WSC) to conduct a novel test of how much causal bias results when researchers use a nonequivalent comparison group design type (NECGD) that combines: (a) a comparison group local to the treatment…
Lester Ashlee M., Chow Jason C., Melton Theresa N., February, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Afterschool programs are designed to promote academic achievement and youth development as well as mitigate risk for students who attend. Systematic reviews have reported that afterschool programs are associated with increased academic proficiency,…
Datta A. Rupa, Ugarte Gabriel, Resnick Dean M., 2020
Reports & Papers

For most data quality assessments, we wish to determine the suitability of the data for a particular substantive analysis. In this study, we had three objectives for data quality assessment: 1) What can we learn about bias or other error in the…

Tang Yang, Cook Thomas D., Kisbu-Sakarya Yasemin, March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In the "sharp" regression discontinuity design (RD), all units scoring on one side of a designated score on an assignment variable receive treatment, whereas those scoring on the other side become controls. Thus the continuous assignment variable…
Bloom Howard S., Spybrook Jessaca, October-December 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Multisite trials, which are being used with increasing frequency in education and evaluation research, provide an exciting opportunity for learning about how the effects of interventions or programs are distributed across sites. In particular, these…
Tang Yang, December, 2014
Reports & Papers
This paper raises three questions about CRD designs: first, to what extent do CRD-Pre and CRD-CG reduce bias and increase precision compared to RD? Second, which is better for reducing bias and increasing precision - CRD-Pre or CRD-CG? Third, to…
Humpage Sarah D., November, 2012
Reports & Papers
Randomized controlled trials, prized for generating unbiased estimates of treatment effects, have become popular in development economics. However, RCTs do not always offer sufficient statistical power, which is reduced in experiments with imperfect…
Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Pinto Rodrigo, Shaikh Azeem M., Yavitz Adam, April 2011
Reports & Papers
A discussion of the implications of imperfectly randomized assignment on the determination of treatment effects, with an analysis of findings from the Perry Preschool Program in light of these implications
Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Pinto Rodrigo, Shaikh Azeem M., Yavitz Adam, April, 2011
Reports & Papers
A discussion of the implications of imperfectly randomized assignment on the determination of treatment effects, with an analysis of findings from the Perry Preschool Program in light of these implications
Hustedt Jason T., Barnett W. Steven, Jung Kwanghee, Pew Charitable Trusts, August, 2007
Reports & Papers
A study of the effects of the New Mexico PreK initiative on the receptive vocabulary, early literacy, and early math skills of children entering kindergarten, using data from a sample of 886 children from across New Mexico
Horton Carol, May 2007
Literature Review
A review of the research designs and findings of notable research initiatives that focus on early care and education programs including Head Start, child care programs, and state prekindergarten programs
Walsh Glenda, Gardner John, 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study on the design and validation of instruments used to measure aspects of high quality in early child learning environments in Northern Irish primary schools and Danish kindergartens
Lamb-Parker Faith, Greenfield Daryl B., Fantuzzo John W., Clark Cheryl, Coolahan Kathleen Coyle, 2002
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the relationship between shared decision making and success in community-university research partnerships, using the Head Start-Research Partnership questionnaire to survey researchers and Head Start practitioners representing 75…
Queralt Magaly, Witte Ann D., 1999
Reports & Papers
A description and illustration of a method for locating and estimating unmet demand for child care services in Massachusetts neighborhoods, redesigned for social agency interpretation and practical application
Queralt Magaly, Witte Ann D., 1999
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A description of the method and results of an unmet demand estimate for child care services in neighborhoods in Hampden County, Massachusetts