ERIC Number: EJ1046892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
A Step-by-Step Guide to Propensity Score Matching in R
Randolph, Justus J.; Falbe, Kristina; Manuel, Austin Kureethara; Balloun, Joseph L.
Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, v19 n18 Nov 2014
Propensity score matching is a statistical technique in which a treatment case is matched with one or more control cases based on each case's propensity score. This matching can help strengthen causal arguments in quasi-experimental and observational studies by reducing selection bias. In this article we concentrate on how to conduct propensity score matching using an example from the field of education. Our goal is to provide information that will bring propensity score matching within the reach of research and evaluation practitioners.
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Probability, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Computer Software, Bias, School Size, Minority Group Students, Low Income Groups, Intervention, Academic Achievement
Dr. Lawrence M. Rudner. e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://pareonline.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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