Is the Protestant Work Ethic Real? (Ep. 360)

...non-religious people, and say, “Oh la la, look at these differences. Religion must have caused that to happen . Karlan had long dreamed of running a randomized controlled trial, or...

Iatrogenic Legal Assistance?

...transparency to randomized control trials.? The randomization doesn’t tell us why the offers caused a delay, but we should be fairly confident that those who were lucky enough not to...

How Do You Cure a Compassion Crisis? (Ep. 444)

...of approaches. One was a randomized-controlled trial done at Harvard Medical School with patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. It found that compassionate care — for instance, a doctor simply...

How to Attack Global Poverty? More Than Good Intentions Authors Answer Your Questions

...is what you were asking about. In a randomized trial, sometimes (not always) services are restricted to a treatment group, and not a control group. In our experience, the randomized...

How Do We Know What Really Works in Healthcare? (Ep. 201)

...at recess. So how do you find out; how do you isolate the effect of the breakfast? You set up an experiment – a randomized controlled trial or RCT, like...

Policymaking Is Not a Science (Yet) (Ep. 405)

...R.C.T., a randomized controlled trial, there’s already an important choice to make. CHAMBERLAIN: You’re far better off to situate your R.C.T. in a real-world setting than a university clinic, so...

Policymaking Is Not a Science (Yet) (Ep. 405 Rebroadcast)

...the first stage is research that involves an R.C.T., a randomized controlled trial, there’s already an important choice to make. CHAMBERLAIN: You’re far better off to situate your R.C.T. in...