ERIC Number: EJ343342
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
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Are Classical Experiments Needed for Manpower Policy?
Burtless, Gary; Orr, Larry L.
Journal of Human Resources, v21 n4 p606-39 Fall 1986
This paper examines the major methodological advantages of random assignment for the purpose of estimating the effectiveness of current manpower policy. It also reviews the claimed methodological and ethical objections to experiments. The authors argue that the offsetting gain from experimentation is the inherent reliability of experimental estimates of treatment effects. (Author/CT)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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