Recent Articles by Workshop Faculty


Steiner, P. M., T. D. CookW. R. Shadish, and M. H. Clark. In press. The importance of covariate selection in controlling for selection bias in observational studies pdf (pdf). Psychological Methods.

Cook, T. D., and P. M. Steiner. In press. Case matching and the reduction of selection bias in quasi-experiments: The relative importance of covariate choice, unreliable measurement and mode of data analysis. Psychological Methods.

Cook, T. D., M. Scriven, C. L. S. Coryn, and S. D. H. Evergreen. 2010. Contemporary thinking about causation in evaluation:  A dialogue with Tom Cook and Michael Scriven.American Journal of Evaluation 31(1):105-17.

Cook, T. D., P. M. Steiner, and S. Pohl. 2009. Assessing how bias reduction is influenced by covariate choice, unreliability and data analytic mode: An analysis of different kinds of within-study comparisons in different substantive domainsMultivariate Behavioral Research44(6): 828-47.

Pohl, S., P. M. Steiner, J. Eisermann, R. Soellner, and T. D. Cook. 2009. Unbiased causal inference from an observational study: Results of a within-study comparisonEducational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 31(4): 463–79

Shadish, W. J., and T. D. Cook. 2009. The renaissance of field experimentation in evaluating interventionsAnnual Review of Psychology 60:607–29.

Cook, T. D., and P. M. Steiner. 2009. Some empirically viable alternatives to random assignmentJournal of Policy Analysis and Management 28(1): 165–66.

Cook, T. D.W. J. Shadish, and V. C. Wong. 2008. Three conditions under which experiments and observational studies produce comparable causal estimates: New findings from within-study comparisonsJournal of Policy Analysis and Management 27(4): 724–50.

Wong, V. C., T. D. Cook, S. W Barnett, and K. Jung. 2008. An effectiveness-based evaluation of five state pre-kindergarten programsJournal of Policy Analysis and Management 27(1): 122–54.

Cook, T. D., and P. J. Hirschfield. 2008. Comer’s School Development Program in Chicago, Effects on involvement with the juvenile justice system from the late elementary through the high school yearsAmerican Educational Research Journal 45(1): 38–67.

Cook, T. D., and V. C. Wong. 2008. Empirical tests of the validity of the regression discontinuity design. Annales d’Economie et de Statistique.

Cook, T. D.. 2008. "Waiting for life to arrive": A history of the regression-discontinuity design in psychology, statistics and economicsJournal of Econometrics 142(2): 636–54.

Additional materials

Below please find supplemental information on topics related to the workshop:

Wong, M., T. D. Cook, and P. M. Steiner. 2009. No Child Left Behind: An interrupted time series evaluation of its achievement effects using multiple non-equivalent comparison series. Working paper WP-09-11. Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University.

Nagler, E., D. Rindskopf, and W. J. Shadish. 2008 (November 19). Analyzing data from small n designs using multilevel models: A procedural handbook  pdf (pdf).

Ruby, A. Grant opportunities at the Institute of Education Sciences pdf (pdf). 2010 (August 13). Presentation at the Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis in Education. Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University.

Shadish, W. R., R. Galindo, V. C. Wong, P. M. Steiner, and T. D. Cook. In press. A randomized experiment comparing random to cutoff-based assignment pdf (pdf). In Randomized Experiments and Quasi-Experimental Designs.

Steiner, P. M., and D. Cook. Matching and propensity scores pdf (pdf)

. In press. In The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods.

Steiner, P. M., A. Wroblewski, and T. D. Cook. 2009. Randomized experiments and quasi-experimental designs in educational research pdf (pdf). In The Sage International Handbook of Educational Evaluation, ed. K. Ryan, J. B. Cousins, 75-96. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.

Wong, V. C., T. D. Cook, and P. M. Steiner. 2010. Analyzing regression-discontinuity designs with multiple assignment variables: A comparative study of four estimation methods pdf (pdf). Working paper WP-10-02. Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University.