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RANDTREAT: Stata module to randomly assign treatments uneven treatments and deal with misfits

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  • Alvaro Carril

    () (University of Chile)

Abstract

The randtreat command performs random treatment assignment. It can handle an arbitrary number of treatments and uneven treatment fractions, which are common in real-world randomized control trials. Stratified randomization can be achieved by optionally specifying a variable list that defines multiple strata. It also provides several methods to deal with 'misfits', a practical issue that arises in treatment assignment whenever observations can't be neatly distributed among treatments. The command performs all tasks in a way that marks misfit observations and provides several methods to deal with those misfits.

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  • Alvaro Carril, 2015. "RANDTREAT: Stata module to randomly assign treatments uneven treatments and deal with misfits," Statistical Software Components S458106, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 13 Apr 2017.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s458106
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