This video guide, produced by UNICEF, summarises the key features of RCTs with a particular emphasis on their use in impact evaluation.
It looks at how RCTs test the extent to which specific, planned impacts are being achieved, the random assignment of units (e.g. people, schools, villages, etc.) to the intervention or control group and demonstrates how they provide a powerful response to questions of causality and help evaluators and programme implementers know that what is being achieved is as a result of the intervention and not anything else.
UNICEF. (2014). Randomized Control Trials (RCTs). Retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy7qpJeozec
This is part of a series
This series presents overviews of impact evaluation and its key strategies and methods. Methodological briefs and webinars cover the essential building blocks of impact evaluation and evaluation designs, and specific data collection and analysis methods.
'Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) video guide' is referenced in: