EGAP seeks to improve methods for rigorous impact evaluation throughout the social and behavioral science research community, as well as to make existing methods accessible to a wider audience. The Methods Guides are ten-point primers on a range of methodological and research topics. Each guide takes one issue and outlines the ten most important points to understand about it or the ten essential steps necessary to addressing that issue in your work.
These guides are meant to be living documents and are publicly accessible. If you have a comment to share, please create a new issue here.
Practitioners may be particularly interested in the guides on how to understand and interpret research findings, including: 10 Strategies for Figuring Out if X Caused Y; 10 Things to Know About Reading a Regression Table; 10 Things Your Null Result Might Mean; or 10 Things to Know About External Validity.
Researchers may want to check out the guides on defining causal effects of interest and how to design a study, including: estimands and estimators; random sampling and assignment; statistical power; defining and measuring outcomes of interest; or dealing with threats to internal validity.