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Failing in the Field: What We Can Learn When Field Experiments Go Wrong Hardcover – 11 Oct 2016


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"Highly recommended."--Karen Shook, Times Higher Education

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"When we read about a successful program that mitigates poverty or improves health, we seldom consider how much work went into its evaluation and how many ways the process could go wrong. Drawing on their own and others' extensive experience in the field, Karlan and Appel provide vivid examples of failure to help future evaluators avoid common pitfalls."--Paul Brest, Stanford Law School

"This unusual and refreshing book is a good complement to the existing literature on impact evaluation and documents the practical issues involved in implementing randomized control trials. The authors look at real examples of what goes wrong in the field and provide a nice framework for thinking about how to avoid failures."--Rachel Glennerster, coauthor of Running Randomized Evaluations

"Using a rich set of examples, Failing in the Field describes failures that occur because the design or implementation of a research study does not yield data that can answer the questions it was intended to. By showing that mistakes in research design can be systematic, this book could benefit many students before they embark on their own studies. It was a pleasure to read."--Karla Hoff, World Bank

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 17 Oct. 2016
By Carolyn Kirby - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent reading for anyone who is working in this field!
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1.0 out of 5 stars An overpriced book for how experiments can fail. Full ... 2 Feb. 2017
By WTFAmazonRealName? - Published on Amazon.com
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An overpriced book for how experiments can fail. Full of information that a diligent student would already know. Lost all respect for Karlan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars When Fialing is Success 14 Feb. 2017
By Joyce - Published on Amazon.com
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A great, casual look inside the field of development. Best suited for people studying RCTs in undergrad or those just starting to familiarize themselves with what goes into running field experiments. Those already knowledgeable about potential pitfalls of field experiments will appreciate the book's honesty and forward-looking mindset.
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