Related Resources

Additional Resources from the Arnold Ventures’ Evidence-Based Policy team and the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy

Recommended External Resources

Tools for Study Design/Analysis

  • PowerUp! — Software tools, available free of charge, to enable researchers to determine the optimal sample size when designing a randomized controlled trial or other type of impact evaluation.
  • RCT-YES™ — A software tool, available free of charge, to enable researchers and public officials to analyze and report results from a randomized controlled trial or other type of impact evaluation.

“What works” sites that focus on well-conducted randomized controlled trials in social policy:

  • The Best Evidence Encyclopedia, established by the Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University, presents reliable, unbiased information on high-quality evaluations of educational programs.
  • Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development at the University of Colorado at Boulder is a national violence prevention initiative to identify programs that are effective in reducing adolescent violent crime, aggression, delinquency, and substance abuse.
  • California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare is a database of evidence-based practices for children and families involved with the child welfare system.
  • The International Campbell Collaboration offers a registry of systematic reviews of evidence on the effects of interventions in the social, behavioral, and educational arenas.
  • The What Works Clearinghouse established by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to provide educators, policymakers, and the public with a central, independent, and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education.