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"A matched comparison group is a subsample of participants selected to be a point of comparison for a group receiving an intervention. Participants for the matched comparison group are selected based on having similar characteristics to the group receiving the intervention."

Citation: Hanita, M., Ansel, D., Shakman, K. (2017). Matched-comparison group design: An evaluation brief for educational stakeholders [White paper]. Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program. https://www.edc.org/sites/default/files/uploads/matched_comparison_group_design.pdf

Category: Methodology

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