Quantifying Impact Series: Evaluation Using Observational Data
May will be quasi-experimental month! The Centre for Evaluation, supported by the Centre for Statistical Methodology, will be hosting a series of lunchtime seminars introducing methodological approaches beyond stratification and regression to address confounding in quasi-experimental or non-randomised designs. Each session will describe some examples as well as discussing the advantages and disadvantages over more commonly used methods.
Seminar 1: Using difference-in-differences in health systems research
Venue: Jerry Morris A, Tavistock place
Date: Tuesday 1st May 12.45-14.00
Speaker: Tim Powell-Jackson
The difference-in-differences approach is a quasi-experimental method widely used to evaluate the impact of health policies and interventions. This seminar will introduce the method and discuss a number of applications in the field of health systems research with a view to highlighting both the pros and cons of the method.
Stay tuned for more details on the seminars in the rest of this series:
- Wednesday 9th May 12.45-14.00 (LG7, Keppel street): Regression discontinuity, Gianluca Baio
- Tuesday 15th May 12.45-14.00 (John Snow B, Keppel street): Matching, Richard Grieve
- Tuesday 22nd May 12.45-14.00 (Jerry Morris B, Tavistock place): Time series, Antonio Gasparrini
- Thursday 7th June 12.45-14.00 (LG7, Keppel street): Synthetic controls, Aurélia Lépine