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Field experiments and their critics : essays on the uses and abuses of experimentation in the social sciences

Author: Dawn Langan Teele
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2014.
Series: Yale ISPS series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In recent years, social scientists have engaged in a deep debate over the methods appropriate to their research. This title offers a collection of essays by the influential figures on every side of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Teele, Dawn Langan.
Field Experiments and Their Critics.
Yale University Press 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dawn Langan Teele
ISBN: 1306370485 9781306370486 9780300199307 0300199309
OCLC Number: 868964985
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 270 pages).
Contents: Preface --
Introduction / Dawn L. Teele --
The illusion of learning from observational research / Alan Gerber, Donald Green, and Edward Kaplan --
A defense of observational research / Susan Stokes --
A retreat from radical skepticism : rebalancing theory, measurement, and randomization in development economics / Christopher B. Barrett and Michael R. Carter --
The experimental approach to development economics / Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo --
Reflections on the ethics of field experiments / Dawn L. Teele --
Instruments, randomization, and learning about development / Angus Deaton --
Experimental reasoning in social science / Andrew Gelman --
Misunderstandings between experimentalists and observationalists about causal inference / Kosuke Imai, Gary King, and Elizabeth A. Stuart --
Methods are like people : if you focus only on what they can't do, you will always be disappointed / Ian Shapiro --
References --
Contributors --
Index.
Series Title: Yale ISPS series.
Responsibility: edited by Dawn Langan Teele.

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