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Evaluating Social Programs - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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  • Course
  • Online
  • Duration:
    5 Weeks
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

Understand how randomized evaluations can be used to evaluate social and development programs. With an apprenticeship you earn while you learn, you gain recognized qualifications, job specific skills and knowledge and this helps you stand out in the job market.With this course you earn while you learn, you gain recognized qualifications, job specific skills and knowledge and this helps you stand out in the job market.

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Requirements: Although not required, prior familiarity with basic statistical concepts is recommended.

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Opinions

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jhon alexander cruz galviz
14/12/2016
What I would highlight Good morning I wish to do the course, with a specific end goal to help in my personal and social development, I live in Cali Colombia, I study in a college of incredible social standards, I realize that this course will help me a ton.

What could be improved N/A.

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Quetzalli Cortez
15/12/2016
What I would highlight Fabulous subject matter and scholarly structure for a straightforward comprehension at the hypothetical level, as well as an apparatus for its usage by and by. An exceedingly suggested course for each one of the individuals who are keen on executing social projects in their nations since it likewise gives contextual investigations and results in different fields that can fill in as a reason for ordering best practices of the subject. Much thanks for this learning opportunity.

What could be improved Nothing.

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Ex-student
16/12/2016
What I would highlight The course, albeit characterized as a starting level, was extremely thorough, systematic, nitty gritty and exemplified with genuine cases that permit better allotment of educated substance, an abundance of thanks Edx, Mitx J-buddy. Excellent.

What could be improved Everything was positive.

Course taken: December 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What you'll learn on the course

Economics
Finances
Social
Data
Social Programs

Course programme

Learn why evaluations matter and how they can be used to rigorously measure the social impact of development programs. This practical course will provide a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations, with pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting one’s own evaluation. Through a combination of lectures and case studies from real randomized evaluations, the course will focus on the benefits and methods of randomization, choosing an appropriate sample size, and common threats and pitfalls to the validity of an experiment. While the course is centered around the why, how, and when of randomized evaluations, it will also impart insights on the importance of a needs assessment, measuring outcomes effectively, quality control, and monitoring methods that are useful for all kinds of evaluations.  This social impact course is designed for people from a variety of backgrounds: managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments, and non-governmental organizations from around the world, as well as trained economists looking to retool.