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Design and Analysis of Social Experiments (ONLINE)

March 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

This course will be offered via Zoom only. However, this course will not be recorded.

This course will present the conceptual underpinnings of treatment effect estimation under random assignment and complement those underpinnings with a discussion of frequently encountered challenges in the context of social experimentation. Design, sampling, and analysis issues under random assignment will be addressed followed by a brief introduction to propensity score methods as a quasi-experimental option when random assignment is not feasible.

Instructor: Kirsten Kainz

Kirsten Kainz, PhD, is a fellow at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and research professor in the School of Social Work where she teaches courses on research design and quantitative analysis. Kirsten has served as methodologist for more than 28 externally funded projects at UNC-CH spanning multiple departments including education, psychology, and public health. Much of Kirsten’s work focuses on identifying impacts of education interventions as well as understanding the systemic nature of intervention in education and human services.

Registration fees

  • UNC-CH Students: $0, with a $20 deposit to hold your spot (deposit is refundable upon your attendance for at least 66% of the course)
  • UNC-CH Faculty/Staff/Postdocs: $25
  • Non-UNC-CH: $50

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This class will be offered via Zoom ONLY. Registration closes at 12:01am on 2/26/2021. Once registration closes, no late registrations will be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Cancellation/Refund Policy: A full refund will be given to those who cancel their registration no later than 10 days prior to the course. If you cancel within the 10 days prior to the class, no refund will be given. Please allow 30 days to receive your refund.

Zoom link for this course will be sent prior to the course. Registration must be made at least 3 days prior to the course date to receive the Zoom link.


March 1, 2021
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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