Short Courses

Research Methods Short Course: Impact evaluation methods: Part 1

14th January 2015 to 15th January 2015

Tutor: Professor Lorraine Dearden

14-15 January 2015 | £525*

This two-day course explains the use of experimental and quasi-experimental methods in evaluating economic and social policy. It addresses how these methods can be used most effectively and how best to understand and appraise other researchers’ uses of them.

The course covers topics such as randomised control trials, regression methods, Difference in Difference (DID) methods, propensity score matching, instrumental variable methods and regression discontinuity design. The course can be taken together with Impact evaluation methods: Part 2, as a four-day course. Students should have an understanding of basic statistics including regression methods.

*Combined fee for the two courses: £900