Learning What Works: A Guide to Opportunistic Experiments for Human Services Agencies

Publisher: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Oct 30, 2015
Jonathan McCay, Alicia Meckstroth, Lauren Akers, Alexandra Resch, Michelle Derr, and Jillian Berk

This report introduces human services program operators to randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and provides guidance on how to conduct them. The guide explains the benefits of using random assignment, answers common questions and concerns about RCTs, and provides practical, step-by-step guidance on how to conduct an RCT.