Causalidad, políticas públicas y experimentos controlados aleatorios ¿Es posible un laboratorio social?

  • Daniela Paz Coronel

Abstract

This paper aims to carry out a theoretical-epistemological analysis of one of the most relevant problems in modern social sciences: causality. We will also refer to the standardized study methodologies that have arose from this. Following Nancy Cartwright's approaches, we will evaluate the effectiveness of evidence-based policies, specifically, randomized controlled trials, as one of the foundations for evidence-based public policies’ formulation. We will inquire about a possible lack of efficacy of randomized controlled trials, as a consequence of the methodological determinism that has accompanied their construction and development. We intend to reflect on the importance of non-quantifiable factors in social research, and finally, demystify the research approach that proposes causality as a gold principle of social phenomena.

Published
Dec 21, 2021
How to Cite
PAZ CORONEL, Daniela. Causalidad, políticas públicas y experimentos controlados aleatorios ¿Es posible un laboratorio social?. Colloquia, Academic Journal of Culture and Thought, [S.l.], v. 8, p. 72-84, dec. 2021. ISSN 1390-8731. Available at: <https://colloquia.uhemisferios.edu.ec/index.php/colloquia/article/view/119>. Date accessed: 12 aug. 2022. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.31207/colloquia.v8i0.119.