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ERIC Number: ED541494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 145
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2673-3363-6
Propensity Score Matching Techniques: Simulation and Application in an Educational Research Context
Phillips, Shane Michael
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of South Carolina
Propensity score matching is a relatively new technique used in observational studies to approximate data that have been randomly assigned to treatment. This technique assimilates the values of several covariates into a single propensity score that is used as a matching variable to create similar groups. This dissertation comprises two separate but related studies. The first is a simulation wherein generated data are analyzed to determine if one of three propensity score matching techniques performs more effectively in reducing sample bias and if those methods more accurately detect a simulated effect size than does a traditional analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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