The USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation project is hosting a series of webinar discussions of the popular MEASURE Evaluation manual, How Do We Know If a Program Made a Difference? A Guide to Statistical Methods for Program Impact Evaluation (Lance P, Guilkey D, Hattori A, Angeles G, 2014).
Webinar: Randomization and Its Discontents,” will take place June 29 at 10am EDT. This webinar will consider the impact evaluation strategy of randomization of participation in a program. This approach is often referred to as randomized control trials. Though deliberate randomization is typical, there have been cases where it was accidental or unrelated to any explicit ex-ante evaluation goals. The webinar will consider the basic theory behind the randomization approach, illustrate some evaluations that rely on it, briefly discuss different methods of randomization, and then turn toward skepticism and criticism surrounding the randomization strategy.
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