Public Policy and Statistics: Case Studies from Rand (Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences) (Hardcover)

Public Policy and Statistics: Case Studies from Rand (Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences) By Sally C. Morton (Editor), E. Bradley (Foreword by), John E. Rolph (Editor) Cover Image
By Sally C. Morton (Editor), E. Bradley (Foreword by), John E. Rolph (Editor)
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A critical yet constructive description of the rich analytical techniques and substantive applications that typify how statistical thinking has been applied at the RAND Corporation over the past two decades. Case studies of public policy problems are useful for teaching because they are familiar: almost everyone knows something abut health insurance, global warming, and capital punishment, to name but a few of the applications covered in this casebook. Each case study has a common format that describes the policy questions, the statistical questions, and the successful and the unsuccessful analytic strategies. Readers should be familiar with basic statistical concepts including sampling and regression. While designed for statistics courses in areas ranging from economics to health policy to the law at both the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels, empirical researchers and policy-makers will also find this casebook informative.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780387987774
ISBN-10: 0387987770
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: May 19th, 2000
Pages: 244
Language: English
Series: Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences