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ERIC Number: ED528881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
Designing a Sample Selection Plan to Improve Generalizations from Two Scale-Up Experiments
Tipton, Elizabeth; Sullivan, Kate; Hedges, Larry; Vaden-Kiernan, Michael; Borman, Geoffrey; Caverly, Sarah
Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness
In this paper the authors present a new method for sample selection for scale-up experiments. This method uses propensity score matching methods to create a sample that is similar in composition to a well-defined generalization population. The method they present is flexible and practical in the sense that it identifies units to be targeted for recruitment, and when they are not available, identifies similar units for replacement. Additionally, this method helps researchers determine which areas of the population may be most difficult to recruit from, enabling resources to be allocated accordingly. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE)