Table 2

Search terms for RCT and quasi-experimental studies

Study specificationsRelated terms
Quasi-experimental studyNatural experiment, quasi-experiment, non-randomised, instrument, interrupted time series, propensity score, sharp design, fuzzy design, matched control, synthetic control, regression discontinuity and inverse probability weight
Randomised experimental study (RCT)RCTs, randomised control trials, RCT, field experiment, experiment, social experiment and random
Terms for either RCT or quasi-experimental studiesSibling, Mendelian randomisation, controlled before and after, difference in difference, difference study, exogenous variation, counterfactual, Rubin causal model and potential outcome
  • RCT, randomised controlled trial.