A pre-analysis plan (PAP) lays out how the researcher will analyze data, at the design stage of an impact evaluation. The objective of a PAP is to prevent data mining and specification searching.
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- Promises and Perils of Pre-Analysis Plans http://economics.mit.edu/files/10654
- Development Impact Blog: Pre-analysis plan checklist
- Olken, Benjamin A.. 2015. "Promises and Perils of Pre-analysis Plans." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 29(3): 61-80.