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  1. Week 47: Rumination #3: Fools' gold: the widely touted methodological "gold standard" is neither golden nor a standard

    Blog
    4th December, 2014

    This week's post is an abbreviated version of a "rumination" from the 4th edition of Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods by Michael Quinn Patton, published in mid-November, 2014.

  2. UNICEF Webinar: Randomized Controlled Trials

    Resource
    2015

    What are the key features of an RCT? Are RCTs really the gold standard? What ethical and practical issues do I need to consider before deciding to do an RCT?

    The fifth webinar in this series is presented by international evaluation expert and former Executive Director of 3ie, Dr Howard White.

  3. Randomised Controlled Trial

    Synonyms: 
    RCT, Clinical Trial, Randomized Controlled Trial, Randomized Impact Evaluations

    Randomised controlled trials (RCTs), or randomised impact evaluations, are a type of impact evaluation which uses randomised access to social programmes as a means of limiting bias and generating an internally valid impact estimate.

    Also Available In: Español