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ERIC Number: EJ1162232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-4669
Lessons Learned from Large-Scale Randomized Experiments
Slavin, Robert E.; Cheung, Alan C. K.
Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, v22 n4 p253-259 2017
Large-scale randomized studies provide the best means of evaluating practical, replicable approaches to improving educational outcomes. This article discusses the advantages, problems, and pitfalls of these evaluations, focusing on alternative methods of randomization, recruitment, ensuring high-quality implementation, dealing with attrition, and data analysis. It also discusses means of increasing the chances that large randomized experiments will find positive effects, and interpreting effect sizes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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