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ERIC Number: EJ1091807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1531-7714
A Brief Guide to Decisions at Each Step of the Propensity Score Matching Process
Harris, Heather; Horst, S. Jeanne
Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, v21 n4 Feb 2016
Propensity score matching techniques are becoming increasingly common as they afford applied practitioners the ability to account for systematic bias related to self-selection. However, "best practices" for implementing these techniques in applied settings is scattered throughout the literature. The current article aims to provide a brief overview of important considerations at each step of the propensity score matching process. Our hope is that this article will serve as a resource to assessment practitioners and augment previously published papers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - General
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Language: English
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