Linking Research & Practice
Building the Capacity of Scholars in the Global South
An RCT (randomized controlled trial), as its name suggests, randomizes an important element of the study or program–this makes for greater confidence that a particular intervention caused an outcome. By randomizing who receives a program or intervention researchers can be very confident that there is no systematic relationship between the assignment of treatment and control.Susan Hyde, Former EGAP Executive Director
Improving Methods &
Addressing the Challenges of Scientific Credibility
EGAP’s work continues to innovate the field as a leader in three key areas: addressing the crisis of external validity through the Metaketa Initiative; ethics as they relate to field experimental research; and pre-registration and design-stage feedback as a strategy for increasing the transparency and credibility of research findings. Tools for pre-registration and design-stage feedback include the EGAP registry, the online peer response tool, and design feedback sessions at EGAP meetings.