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Evidence-Based Policy Making in the Social SciencesMethods That Matter$
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Gerry Stoker and Mark Evans

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447329367

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447329367.001.0001

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Randomised controlled trials

Randomised controlled trials

Chapter:
(p.69) Four Randomised controlled trials
Source:
Evidence-Based Policy Making in the Social Sciences
Author(s):

Peter John

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447329367.003.0005

The author reflects on the growing use of and acclaim for RCTs as a method for policy discovery. The chapter outlines the social science thinking behind the tool, provide some examples of its use and then discuss its strengths and weaknesses.

Keywords:   RCTs, policy discovery, social science, policy

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