Policy evaluation

6 September, 2015 at 11:39 | Posted in Theory of Science & Methodology | Leave a comment

2f60511cc850364b8848132aea17f95aRazor-sharp intellects immediately go for the essentials. They have no time for bullshit. And neither should we.

In Evidence: For Policy Nancy Cartwright has assembled her papers on how better to use evidence from the sciences “to evaluate whether policies that have been tried have succeeded and to predict whether those we are thinking of trying will produce the outcomes we aim for.” Many of the collected papers center around what can and cannot be inferred from results in well-done randomised controlled trials (RCTs).

A must-read for everyone with an interest in the methodology of science.

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