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Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) / Randomized Field Experiment

Refers to an experimental research design in which participants are randomly assigned to a treatment or a control group. Most social scientists consider random assignment to lead to the highest level of confidence that observed effects are the result of the program and not other variables.


Schools reviews programs and practices that address issues of school safety and violence, school discipline, school climate and attachment, truancy, and dropout rates. These programs and practices include those that take place during the school day, afterschool programs and at alternative schools.



OJP Publications

Applying the Latest Research to Prevent Bullying: Empowering Schools to Change Behavior and Attitudes, NIJ, January 2020

NIJ Journal Issue No. 281, NIJ, 2019
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Safe Schools Research Initiative, Summary Overview, NIJ-Sponsored, 2019

Online Educational Program to Increase Student Understanding of Threat Assessment, NIJ-Sponsored, September 2019

Finding Effective Ways to Reduce Truancy: An Evaluation of the Ramsey County Truancy Intervention Programs, Final Technical Report, NIJ-Sponsored, September 2019

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