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Evidence-based policy : a practical guide to doing it better

Author: Nancy Cartwright; Jeremy Hardie
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Over the last twenty or so years, it has become standard to require policy makers to base their recommendations on evidence. That is now uncontroversial to the point of triviality--of course, policy should be based on the facts. But are the methods that policy makers rely on to gather and analyze evidence the right ones? In Evidence-Based Policy, Nancy Cartwright, an eminent scholar, and Jeremy Hardie, who has had  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Cartwright; Jeremy Hardie
ISBN: 9780199841622 0199841624 9780199841608 0199841608
OCLC Number: 795177510
Description: ix, 196 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Getting started: From "it worked there" to "it will work here" --
Paving the road from "there" to "here" --
Strategies for finding what you need to know --
RCTs, evidence-ranking schemes, and fidelity --
Deliberation is not second best.
Responsibility: Nancy Cartwright and Jeremy Hardie.

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"Over the last twenty or so years, it has become standard to require policy makers to base their recommendations on evidence. That is now uncontroversial to the point of triviality--of course, policy should be based on the facts. But are the methods that policy makers rely on to gather and analyze evidence the right ones? In Evidence-Based Policy, Nancy Cartwright, an eminent scholar, and Jeremy Hardie, who has had a long and successful career in both business and the economy, explain that the dominant methods which are in use now--broadly speaking, methods that imitate standard practices in medicine like randomized control trials--do not work. They fail, Cartwright and Hardie contend, because they do not enhance our ability to predict if policies will be effective."--Publisher's website.

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