Statistics Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

6-2010

Publication Source

Journal of Experimental Criminology

Volume

6

Issue

2

Start Page

191

Last Page

208

DOI

10.1007/s11292-010-9095-3

Abstract

In this paper, we compare the results from a randomized clinical trial to the results from a regression discontinuity quasi-experiment when both designs are implemented in the same setting. We find that the results from the two approaches are effectively identical. We attribute the comparability in part to recent statistical developments that make the model required for the analysis of data from a regression discontinuity design easier to determine. These developments make an already strong quasi-experimental design even stronger.

Copyright/Permission Statement

The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11292-010-9095-3.

Keywords

quasi-experiment, randomized clinical trial, regression discontinuity design

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Date Posted: 27 November 2017

This document has been peer reviewed.