The links below provide additional information on implementing RCTs, and their benefits.

Visit the Short Course page to learn more about how to conduct randomized controlled trials in the legal profession. If you want to learn more about “spectacular failures” of non-RCT experiments (and how RCTs turned conventional knowledge on its head), read about Hormone TherapyScared Straight, or Robot Babies.

For further information on conducting RCTs, visit these links:

Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy

To learn more about challenges to conducting RCTs:

Conducting Randomized Controlled Trials With Offenders in an Administrative Setting,” by Eileen M. Ahlin.

For additional information on the benefits of RCTs, visit the links below:

Abt Associates

Better LATE Than Nothing: Some Comments on Deaton (2009) and Heckman and Urzua (2009),” by Guido W. Imbens.

Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy


Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

J-PAL introduction to RCTs and RCT video  

Yale University, Institute for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS)