Table of contents for Natural experiments in the social sciences : a design-based approach / Thad Dunning.


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1. Why natural experiments?; Part I. Discovering Natural Experiments: 2. Standard natural experiments; 3. Regression-discontinuity designs; 4. Instrumental-variables designs; Part II. Analyzing Natural Experiments: 5. Simplicity and transparency: keys to quantitative analysis; 6. Estimating variability: sampling processes and standard errors; 7. The central role of qualitative evidence; Part III. Evaluating Natural Experiments: 8. How plausible is as-if random?; 9. How credible is the model?; 10. How relevant is the intervention?; Part IV. Conclusion: 11. Building strong research designs through multi-method research.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Social sciences -- Experiments.
Social sciences -- Research.
Experimental design.