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This subject analyses design options for establishing the impact of social interventions. Topics include: causation; dealing with issues of attribution; conceptual and technical considerations associated with experimental and quasi-experimental design; and alternative strategies for causal analysis.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Recognise the fundamentals of causal analysis;
- Identify the nature, role, and logic of experiments in the evaluation of social programs;
- Compare alternative approaches and methods for conducting impact evaluations; and
- Assess strengths and limitations of different impact evaluation designs.
Last updated: 2 December 2019