You are here

Resources to help you transition to teaching online

Instructors: To support your transition to online learning, please see our resources and tools page whether you are teaching in the UK, or teaching outside of the UK.

Inspection copy update April 2020: Due to the current restrictions in place in response to COVID-19, our inspection copy policy has changed. Please refer to our updated inspection copy policy for full details. If you have recently placed an inspection copy order with us, we will be in touch to advise of any changes.

Social Experiments

Social Experiments
Evaluating Public Programs With Experimental Methods

December 1998 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Written in a friendly, how-to manner, Social Experiments provides a basic understanding of how to design and implement social experiments and how to interpret their results. Through illustrative examples, the author provides a grounding in the experimental method and gives advice on: designs that best address alternative policy questions; maximizing the precision of the estimates; implementing the experiment in the field; data collection; estimating and interpreting program impacts, costs, and benefits; dealing with biases; and the use and misuse of experimental results in the policy process.
Why Experiment? The Rationale and History of Social Experiments
Basic Concepts and Principles of Social Experimentation
Alternative Random Assignment Models
Sample Design
Implementation and Data Collection
Social Experimentation and the Policy Process

Preview this book

Select a Purchasing Option

ISBN: 9780761912958
ISBN: 9780761912941