When Is a Lottery Not a Lottery: Reflections on Site Selection for a Randomized Controlled Trial Study of CTE Programs of Study

Publication November 2009

This presentation outlined the impediments to site selection in RCT studies, particularly when the randomization technique is “naturally occurring” in the form of district-run lotteries for entrance into oversubscribed programs. The setting is a longitudinal study evaluating the federal policy of CTE programs of study.

Castellano, M., Sundell, K., & Overman, L. T. (2009, November). When is a lottery not a lottery: Reflections on site selection for a randomized controlled trial study of CTE programs of study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Career and Technical Education Research, Nashville, TN.

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