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Research by Professor Scott Carrell discussed in NPR

Parents and educators have assumed that peers matter. Professor Scott Carrell and coauthors conduct an unusual social engineering experiment. Listen to how they applied what's known about peer effects to the real world. What they found surprised even them...

Parents and educators have assumed that peers matter. An unusual social engineering experiment tried to apply what's known about peer effects to the real world. Research by Scott Carrell (UC Davis), Bruce Sacerdote (Dartmouth) and James West applied research on peer effects to improve scores of cadets at the Air Force Academy. What they found surprised even them. Find out the rest of the story at NPR. Or listen to the interview here.