Implementing ODA from Within Stata: Identifying Structural Breaks in Single-Group Interrupted Time Series Designs (Invited)

Ariel Linden

Linden Consulting Group, LLC

In this paper, I describe how to determine if any structural breaks exist in a time series prior to the introduction of an intervention using the new Stata package for implementing ODA. Given that the internal validity of the design rests on the premise that the interruption in the time series is associated with the introduction of the intervention, treatment effects may seem less plausible if a parallel trend already exists in the time series prior to the actual intervention.

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