• 4815 Citations
1968 …2020
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Education/Academic qualification

Communication Research, PhD, Stanford University


Sociology, University of the Saar


German and French, BA, Oxford University


Research interests

  • Comprehensive school reform
  • Education policy
  • No Child Left Behind
  • Randomized experiments in education
  • School reform

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Education Medicine & Life Sciences
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Grants 2004 2020

Research Output 1968 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

The selection of comparators for randomized controlled trials of health-related behavioral interventions: recommendations of an NIH expert panel

National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral, Social Sciences Research Expert Panel on Comparator Selection in Behavioral & Social Science Clinical Trials, Jun 1 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 110, p. 74-81 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Randomized Controlled Trials
Behavioral Sciences
Social Sciences
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
4 Citations (Scopus)

Comparative Regression Discontinuity: A Stress Test With Small Samples

Kisbu-Sakarya, Y., Cook, T. D., Tang, Y. & Clark, M. H., Feb 1 2018, In : Evaluation Review. 42, 1, p. 111-143 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Small Sample
6 Citations (Scopus)

Pretest measures of the study outcome and the elimination of selection bias: Evidence from three within study comparisons

Hallberg, K., Cook, T. D., Steiner, P. M. & Clark, M. H., Jan 1 2018, In : Prevention Science. 19, 3, p. 274-283 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Selection Bias
Observational Studies
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
406 Citations (Scopus)

Redefine statistical significance

Benjamin, D. J., Berger, J. O., Johannesson, M., Nosek, B. A., Wagenmakers, E. J., Berk, R., Bollen, K. A., Brembs, B., Brown, L., Camerer, C., Cesarini, D., Chambers, C. D., Clyde, M., Cook, T. D., De Boeck, P., Dienes, Z., Dreber, A., Easwaran, K., Efferson, C., Fehr, E. & 52 others, Fidler, F., Field, A. P., Forster, M., George, E. I., Gonzalez, R., Goodman, S., Green, E., Green, D. P., Greenwald, A. G., Hadfield, J. D., Hedges, L. V., Held, L., Hua Ho, T., Hoijtink, H., Hruschka, D. J., Imai, K., Imbens, G., Ioannidis, J. P. A., Jeon, M., Jones, J. H., Kirchler, M., Laibson, D., List, J., Little, R., Lupia, A., Machery, E., Maxwell, S. E., McCarthy, M., Moore, D. A., Morgan, S. L., Munafó, M., Nakagawa, S., Nyhan, B., Parker, T. H., Pericchi, L., Perugini, M., Rouder, J., Rousseau, J., Savalei, V., Schönbrodt, F. D., Sellke, T., Sinclair, B., Tingley, D., Van Zandt, T., Vazire, S., Watts, D. J., Winship, C., Wolpert, R. L., Xie, Y., Young, C., Zinman, J. & Johnson, V. E., Jan 1 2018, In : Nature human behaviour. 2, 1, p. 6-10 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

4 Citations (Scopus)

Statistical power for the comparative regression discontinuity design with a nonequivalent comparison group

Tang, Y., Cook, T. D. & Kisbu-Sakarya, Y., Mar 2018, In : Psychological methods. 23, 1, p. 150-168 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle