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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.

Technology & Forensics


There is a broad array of forensic science disciplines. Laboratory-based forensic science includes DNA, toxicology, and drug analyses; whereas other disciplines are based on expert analysis and interpretation such as fingerprints, writing samples, and ballistics. During an investigation, forensic evidence may be collected at a crime scene, analyzed in a laboratory, and presented in court as evidence.



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Just Science: Identification: Just the Sole of Impression Pattern Evidence, NIJ-Sponsored, February 2019
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Just Science: Just Transparency in Public Communications, NIJ-Sponsored, January 2019
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Success Story: Uncovering Key Details of Skeletal Remains Through 3D-ID Software, NIJ-Sponsored, January 2019

Conducting a Forensic Facility Needs Assessment Using Lean Facility Design: A Case Example, NIJ-Sponsored, January 2019

Just Science: Just Blind Proficiency Testing, NIJ-Sponsored, January 2019
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