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ERIC Number: EJ1069884
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: EISSN-1531-7714
A Practical Guide for Using Propensity Score Weighting in R
Olmos, Antonio; Govindasamy, Priyalatha
Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, v20 n13 Jun 2015
Propensity score weighting is one of the techniques used in controlling for selection biases in nonexperimental studies. Propensity scores can be used as weights to account for selection assignment differences between treatment and comparison groups. One of the advantages of this approach is that all the individuals in the study can be used for the outcomes evaluation. In this paper, we demonstrate how to conduct propensity score weighting using R. The purpose is to provide a step-by-step guide to propensity score weighting implementation for practitioners. In addition to strengths, some limitations of propensity score weighting are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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