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Thomas Cook - PAPF and G&M Speaker Series

Joan and Sarepta Harrison Chair of Ethics and Justice
Professor of Sociology, Psychology, Education and Social Policy
Northwestern University

“Bigger Data: How Might it Change National Policy about Method Choice in Impact Evaluations?”

Tom’s talk will (1) Describe some understandings of bigger data and of the kinds of policy-relevant data most likely to become available in the future; (2) Describe what we have learned over the last decade about quasi-experimental methods that often recreate the results of randomized experiments with the same treatment group ; and (3) Speculate about how bigger data might make it more feasible in future evaluation practice to implement some of the conditions that make for better quasi-experiments.

Friday October 23, 2015 09:30 AM
Friday October 23, 2015 11:00 AM
SPEA Room 169
Seth Freedman
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