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Field Experiments: Design, Analysis and Interpretation

Field Experiments: Design, Analysis and Interpretation

Alan S. Gerber, Donald P. Green

ISBN: 978-0-393-97995-4

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480 pages

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A brief, authoritative introduction to field experimentation in the social sciences.

Written by two leading experts on experimental methods, this concise text covers the major aspects of experiment design, analysis, and interpretation in clear language. Students learn how to design randomized experiments, analyze the data, and interpret the findings. Beyond the authoritative coverage of the basic methodology, the authors include numerous features to help students achieve a deeper understanding of field experimentation, including rich examples from the social science literature, problem sets and discussions, data sets, and further readings.


Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Causal Inference and Experimentation
Chapter 3: Sampling Distributions, Statistical Inference, and Hypothesis Testing
Chapter 4: Using Covariates in Experimental Design and Analysis
Chapter 5: One-Sided Noncompliance
Chapter 6: Two-Sided Noncompliance
Chapter 7: Attrition
Chapter 8: Interference between Experimental Units
Chapter 9: Heterogeneous Treatment Effects
Chapter 10: Mediation
Chapter 11: Integration of Research Findings
Chapter 12: Instructive Examples of Experimental Design
Chapter 13: Writing an Experimental Proposal, Research Report, and Journal Article

Appendix A: Protection of Human Subjects
Appendix B: Suggested Field Experiments for Class Projects