You are here

Expedited access to textbooks and digital content

Instructors: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in support of your transition to online learning, requests for complimentary review copies of our textbooks will be fulfilled through our eBooks partner, VitalSource. By providing you with a digital review copy of the requested textbook(s), we can ensure you have expedited access to our content. If you require special assistance, please contact us at (800) 818-7243 ext. 6140 or at

Social Experiments

Social Experiments
Evaluating Public Programs With Experimental Methods

October 1998 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Written in a friendly, how-to manner, Social Experiments provides a basic understanding of how to design and implement social experiments and how to interpret their results. Through illustrative examples, the author provides a grounding in the experimental method and gives advice on: designs that best address alternative policy questions; maximizing the precision of the estimates; implementing the experiment in the field; data collection; estimating and interpreting program impacts, costs, and benefits; dealing with biases; and the use and misuse of experimental results in the policy process.

Why Experiment? The Rationale and History of Social Experiments
Basic Concepts and Principles of Social Experimentation
Alternative Random Assignment Models
Sample Design
Implementation and Data Collection
Social Experimentation and the Policy Process

Preview this book

Select a Purchasing Option

ISBN: 9780761912958
ISBN: 9780761912941