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ERIC Number: EJ934899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
Using Propensity Scores in Educational Research: General Principles and Practical Applications
Graham, Suzanne E.; Kurlaender, Michal
Journal of Educational Research, v104 n5 p340-353 2011
Educational researchers frequently study the impact of treatments or interventions on educational outcomes. However, when observational or quasiexperimental data are used for such investigations, selection bias can adversely impact researchers' abilities to make causal inferences about treatment effects. One way to deal with selection bias is to use propensity score methods. The authors introduce educational researchers to the general principles underlying propensity score methods, describe 2 practical applications of these methods, and discuss their limitations. (Contains 2 notes and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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