[gov3009-l] Applied Statistics - 9/30 - James Greiner

Aaron Kaufman aaronkaufman at fas.harvard.edu
Sun Sep 27 22:56:35 EDT 2015

Hi everyone!

This week at the Applied Statistics Workshop we will be welcoming *James
Greiner*, Professor of Law at Harvard University.  He will be presenting
work entitled *Two Proposed Field RCTs in the Law*.  Please find the
abstract below and on the website

As usual, we will meet in CGIS Knafel Room 354 from noon to 1:30pm, and
lunch will be provided.  See you all there! To view previous Applied
Statistics presentations, please visit the website

-- Aaron Kaufman

Title: Two Proposed Field RCTs in the Law

Abstract: This talk will consist of a presentation of two proposed
randomized control trials (“RCTs”) in the legal setting.  The first
concerns triage of legal services in the context of intimate partner
violence prevention.  The RCT will deploy a double-randomization scheme to
compare results of human (professional) triaging to random triaging.  The
second study concerns the legal aspects of severe financial distress.  It
will deploy a saturated two-by-two design contrasting (i) self-help
materials versus an offer of attorney representation, and (ii) financial
counseling delivered via the Internet or the telephone versus financial
counseling delivered via a paper packet.  For the latter RCT, results of a
pilot study will be presented.

Aaron R Kaufman
PhD Candidate, Harvard University
Department of Government
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