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Software and Data Requirements

You will need the free R software (www.cran.r-project.org) or Stata (www.stata.com) installed on your computer (and, as an option, the free "shiny", "shinydashboard", and "ggplot2" R packages to use RCT-YES-Graph in R).  No programming knowledge is required.

You will need a data file accessible from your computer, which will be used in the analysis. This file should be a .dta file if you plan to use Stata or a .rds file if you will use R. Instructions for converting Excel (.CSV) files into an R file can be found in the User’s Manual.

EXAMPLE DATASETS USED IN THE USER’S MANUAL AND VIDEOS:

Example R Dataset  (RDS: 47 KB)

Example Stata Dataset (ZIP: 49 KB)

Example CSV Dataset (CSV: 161 KB)

Instructions for Conducting the Analysis

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Launch RCT-YES using the RCT-YES icon, Start menu, or opening a previously-saved input file
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Enter program inputs into RCT-YES
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Generate the R or Stata program file using RCT-YES
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Run the R or Stata program outside of RCT-YES to produce the .html file with analysis results and an R program to plot the impact results using RCT-YES-Graph

System Requirements

System Requirements
OS Windows XP - Windows 10
CPU 1GHz
Memory 256 MB
Storage 280 MB

Key changes in Version 1.2 (see updated User's Manual for details on all changes):
  1. RCT-YES can now accomodate designs where individuals or groups are randomized to more than two research groups
  2. For clustered designs, the regression models are now estimated using individual level data (if provided) rather than data averaged to the cluster level

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