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Observational Studies and Program Evaluation

  • William S. Peters
Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)

Abstract

The principles of experimental design were taught by R. A. Fisher and succeeding generations of statisticians and researchers. First among these principles is the random assignment of experimental material to treatments. This ensures that variables not controlled in the experiment do not introduce spurious effects and permits a measure of error separate from the effects of the treatments. This error is used as the basis for tests and estimates concerning treatment effects.

Keywords

Program Evaluation Demand Curve Program Effect Supply Curve Path Diagram 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William S. Peters
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  1. 1.Robert O. Anderson Schools of ManagementUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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