A Beginner's Guide to Randomized Evaluations in Development Economics
Seoul Journal of Economics, Vol. 29, No. 4, p. 529-552, 2016
24 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2016
Date Written: November 30, 2016
We present a practical guide to randomized impact evaluation in Development Economics for people who are interested in starting a field experiment for the first time. We provide an overview of the important steps in planning and implementing a randomized evaluation from beginning to end. The steps include issues such as research question development, local partner institution, institutional review board, pre-analysis plan, sample-size calculation, random sampling, randomization, survey implementation, data entry, and data analysis.
Keywords: Impact Evaluation, Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT), Potential Outcome Model
JEL Classification: C93
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