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2020
2019

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 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 110, p. 74-81 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

7 Scopus citations
2018

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

4 Scopus citations

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

6 Scopus citations

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

520 Scopus citations

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

4 Scopus citations
6 Scopus citations

THE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL VALIDITY OF THE REGRESSION DISCONTINUITY DESIGN: A META-ANALYSIS OF 15 WITHIN-STUDY COMPARISONS

Chaplin, D. D., Cook, T. D., Zurovac, J., Coopersmith, J. S., Finucane, M. M., Vollmer, L. N. & Morris, R. E., Mar 1 2018, In : Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 37, 2, p. 403-429 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations

The Sequential Scale-Up of an Evidence-Based Intervention: A Case Study

Thomas, J., Cook, T. D., Klein, A., Starkey, P. & DeFlorio, L., Jun 1 2018, In : Evaluation Review. 42, 3, p. 318-357 40 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
2017

The comparative regression discontinuity (CRD) design: An overview and demonstration of its performance relative to basic RD and the randomized experiment

Tang, Y., Cook, T. D., Kisbu-Sakarya, Y., Hock, H. & Chiang, H., Jan 1 2017, In : Advances in Econometrics. 38, p. 237-279 43 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

5 Scopus citations

William R. Shadish (1949-2016)

Cook, T. D. & Lichstein, K., Feb 1 2017, In : The American psychologist. 72, 2, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2016

The Validity and Precision of the Comparative Interrupted Time-Series Design: Three Within-Study Comparisons

St.Clair, T., Hallberg, K. & Cook, T. D., Jan 1 2016, In : Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics. 41, 3, p. 269-299 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations
2015

Adding Design Elements to Improve Time Series Designs: No Child Left Behind as an Example of Causal Pattern-Matching

Wong, M., Cook, T. D. & Steiner, P. M., Apr 3 2015, In : Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness. 8, 2, p. 245-279 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Bias Reduction in Quasi-Experiments With Little Selection Theory but Many Covariates

Steiner, P. M., Cook, T. D., Li, W. & Clark, M. H., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness. 8, 4, p. 552-576 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Generalization: Conceptions in the Social Sciences

Cook, T. D., Mar 26 2015, International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., p. 839-844 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Standards of Evidence for Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Scale-up Research in Prevention Science: Next Generation

Gottfredson, D. C., Cook, T. D., Gardner, F. E. M., Gorman-Smith, D., Howe, G. W., Sandler, I. N. & Zafft, K. M., Oct 29 2015, In : Prevention Science. 16, 7, p. 893-926 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

206 Scopus citations
2014

"Big data" in research on social policy

Cook, T. D., Mar 1 2014, In : Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 33, 2, p. 544-547 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Scopus citations
1 Scopus citations
38 Scopus citations
2013

Analyzing Regression-Discontinuity Designs With Multiple Assignment Variables: A Comparative Study of Four Estimation Methods

Wong, V. C., Steiner, P. M. & Cook, T. D., Apr 1 2013, In : Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics. 38, 2, p. 107-141 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

43 Scopus citations
44 Scopus citations

The evolution of head start: Why the combination of politics and science changed program management more than program design

Cook, T. D., Wong, M. & Wong, V. C., Jan 1 2013, Developmental Cognitive Science Goes to School. Taylor and Francis, p. 300-313 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Evaluating a national program: Effects of no child left behind on math achievement in the united states

Cook, T. D., Wong, M. & Steiner, P. M., Jan 31 2012, Antisocial Behavior and Crime: Contributions of Developmental and Evaluation Research to Prevention and Intervention. Bliesener, T., Beelmann, A. & Stemmler, M. (eds.). Cambridge, US: Hogrefe Publishing, p. 315-332

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Research designs for program evaluation

Wong, V. C., Wing, C., Steiner, P. M., Wong, M. & Cook, T. D., Oct 16 2012, Handbook of Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology. Weiner, I. B., Schinka, J. A. & Velicer, W. F. (eds.). 2nd Edition ed. Hoboken, US: Wiley & Sons, p. 316-341

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2011

A randomized experiment comparing random and cutoff-based assignment

Shadish, W. R., Galindo, R., Wong, V. C., Steiner, P. M. & Cook, T. D., Jun 1 2011, In : Psychological methods. 16, 2, p. 179-191 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

49 Scopus citations

Commentary on Valentine, Jeffrey, et al. Replication in Prevention Science

Aos, S., Cook, T. D., Elliott, D. S., Gottfredson, D. C., Hawkins, D., Lipsey, M. W. & Tolan, P., Jun 1 2011, In : Prevention Science. 12, 2, p. 121-122 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Die relative Bedeutung der Kovariatenwahl, Reliabilität und Art der Datenanalyse zur Schätzung kausaler Effekte aus Beobachtungsdaten

Translated title of the contribution: On the relative importance of covariate choice, reliable measurement and analytical method for estimating causal effects from observational studiesCook, T. D., Pohl, S. & Steiner, P. M., Dec 1 2011, In : Zeitschrift fur Evaluation. 10, 2, p. 203-224 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

On the importance of reliable covariate measurement in selection bias adjustments using propensity scores

Steiner, P. M., Cook, T. D. & Shadish, W. R., Jun 1 2011, In : Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics. 36, 2, p. 213-236 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

70 Scopus citations
2010

An alien parachutes into economic research on low-income populations

Cook, T. D., 2010, In : Focus. 27, p. 27-32

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

51 Scopus citations

Contemporary thinking about causation in evaluation: A dialogue with tom cook and michael scriven

Cook, T. D., Scriven, M., Coryn, C. L. S. & Evergreen, S. D. H., Mar 1 2010, In : American Journal of Evaluation. 31, 1, p. 105-117 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

37 Scopus citations

The importance of covariate selection in controlling for selection bias in observational studies

Steiner, P. M., Cook, T. D., Shadish, W. R. & Clark, M. H., Sep 1 2010, In : Psychological Methods. 15, 3, p. 250-267 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

185 Scopus citations

E. Regression Discontinuity Design: An Effectiveness-Based Evaluation of Five State Pre-Kindergarten Programs

Wong, V. C., Cook, T. D., Barnett, W. S. & Jung, K., Apr 21 2009, Social Experimentation, Program Evaluation, and Public Policy: E. Regression Discontinuity Design. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, p. 388-420 33 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

How bias reduction is affected by covariate choice, unreliability, and mode of data analysis: Results from two types of within-study comparisons

Cook, T. D., Steiner, P. M. & Pohl, S., Dec 1 2009, In : Multivariate Behavioral Research. 44, 6, p. 828-847 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

41 Scopus citations

Randomized experiments and quasi-experimental designs in educational research

Steiner, P. M., Wroblewski, A. & Cook, T. D., 2009, The Sage International Handbook on Educational Evaluation. Ryan, K. E. & Cousins, J. B. (eds.). Sage

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Some empirically viable alternatives to random assignment

Cook, T. D. & Steiner, P. M., Jan 1 2009, In : Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 28, 1, p. 165-166 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

5 Scopus citations

The renaissance of field experimentation in evaluating interventions

Shadish, W. R. & Cook, T. D., Jan 1 2009, In : Annual review of psychology. 60, p. 607-629 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

130 Scopus citations

Threats to the validity of generalized inferences

Matt, G. E. & Cook, T. D., Dec 1 2009, The Hand. of Res. Synthesis and Meta-Analysis, 2nd Ed.. Russell Sage Foundation, p. 537-560 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

45 Scopus citations

Three Conditions under Which Experiments and Observational Studies Produce Comparable Causal Estimates: New Findings from Within-Study Comparisons

Cook, T. D., Shadish, W. R. & Wong, V. C., Apr 21 2009, Social Experimentation, Program Evaluation, and Public Policy. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, p. 92-118 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Unbiased causal inference from an observational study: Results of a within-study comparison

Pohl, S., Steiner, P. M., Eisermann, J., Soellner, R. & Cook, T. D., Dec 1 2009, In : Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. 31, 4, p. 463-479 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Scopus citations
2008

An effectiveness-based evaluation of five state pre-kindergarten programs

Wong, V. C., Cook, T. D., Barnett, W. S. & Jung, K., Dec 1 2008, In : Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 27, 1, p. 122-154 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

143 Scopus citations

Better quasi-experimental practice

Cook, T. D. & Wong, V. C., 2008, The Sage handbook of social research methods. London: Sage

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

5 Scopus citations

Empirical tests of the validity of the regression discontinuity design

Cook, T. D. & Wong, V. C., 2008, In : Annales d’Economie et de Statistique. p. 127-150

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle