How to Read Economics Research Papers: Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs)
- How to Read Economics Research Papers: Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs)
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This video walks you through how to read economics research papers that use randomized trials (sometimes called randomized controlled trials or randomized clinical trials or RCTs).
First, we’ll learn how to read descriptive statistics and check for balance between control and treatment groups. Then we’ll move onto reading study results, including an explanation of why regression is used with randomized controlled trials.
This video builds off of Josh Angrist’s introduction to randomized trials (link below) that featured an economics research study from the Economics of Education Review. This research paper covered a randomized trial conducted at West Point that measured the impact of classroom electronics on learning.
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