- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (September 20, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0199841624
- ISBN-13: 978-0199841622
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.6 x 6.1 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
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Evidence-Based Policy: A Practical Guide to Doing It Better 1st Edition
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"Nancy Cartwright and Jeremy Hardie are to be complimented. In their new book, Evidence-Based Policy, the authors have attempted to address a serious problem in policy design... In the process, they do a number of things very well, including debunking the notion that randomized clinical trials are the gold standard for solving all problems in all situations... In addition, they spend a lot of time helping the reader understand why a particular approach to policy design may work well in one venue but not in another." --Health Affairs
About the Author
Nancy Cartwright is Professor of Philosophy at UC-San Diego and London School of Economics.
Jeremy Hardie is an Honorary Fellow of Keble College, Oxford and a Fellow of King's College London; he is also Vice President of the Royal Economic Society, and was Chairman of the WH Smith Group from 1992 to 2010.
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RCT studies are often very situation specific. In one state or locality, an experiment worked. Does that mean that it would work in another venue? The authors suggest not. The authors note early on (Page 7) that: "A great deal of this book is devoted to the significance of 'it worked there' if you are trying to bet whether 'it will work here'. . . ."
Essentially, one cannot a prior assume that a study based on RCT on one setting will automatically work in another setting. One has to under stand, as it were, "the facts on the ground."
Sometimes, this book can be a bit hard to follow, but it makes a good point. I teach a graduate course in policy analysis and I am seriously thinking of adopting this text. . . .