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Author: S. James Press
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: judgments, making, decisions, group, forming, controlled, feedback, qualitative
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Presents a new methodology for helping members of a group to arrive at carefully reasoned value judgments or decisions. The new procedure, called "qualitative controlled feedback," presents each group member with a common question, and each member is asked independently for both an answer to the question, and for reasons which he feels justify his answer. An intermediary collects all stated reason......
Author: Garry D. Brewer
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: modeling, decisionmaking, abuses, uses, view, analyst
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It is an open question as to whether or not models, simulations, and games (MSGs) are being used by policymakers.On the one hand, it may be argued, these techniques are being used extensively:the quantity of activity is considerable.On the other hand, close inspection of much of this activity reveals a divergence of purpose between those who build and those who use MSGs having a policy-assisting i......
ISBN: 0833037250, 9780833037251
Author: Gregory F. Treverton
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: workshop, reports, threats, transnational, sense, making
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Global Futures Partnership, part of the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence Sherman Kent School for Intelligence Analysis, and the RAND Corporation convened a series of four one-day workshops from February to September 2003 to examine how to better integrate alternative analysis into the analytic process. The basic assumption of the workshops was that “transnational” issues, such a......
ISBN: 0833034200, 9780833034205
Authors: Cheryl L. Damberg, Liisa Hiatt, Kitty S. Chan, Rebecca Shaw, Michael D. Greenberg, Michael Steinberg, Matthias Schonlau, Jennifer Malin, Elizabeth A. Mcglynn
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: patients, assist, making, treatment, decisions, bases, data, feasibility, developing, national, outcomes, evaluating
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Patients frequently face the need to assess tradeoffs between various treatment options and are being encouraged to become more active participants in their own care. This report examines the feasibility of establishing a national outcomes database that would be used by patients and providers to make more informed treatment decisions. The authors focus on an assessment of issues surrounding two su......
Author: R. C. Kletter
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: access, effective, public, making, television, cable
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Discusses the community organization, promotion, political pressure, franchising, funding, equipment, and user training necessary for public access channels to be effective.The FCC requires new cable systems in the top 100 markets to provide one such channel and make it available to citizens and groups on a first-come, first-served, nondiscriminatory basis. Budding cable producers will be easy to ......
ISBN: 0973456108, 9780973456103
Authors: Duncan Fuller, Rob Kitchin
Source: www.praxis-epress.org
Keywords: difference, academy, making, praxis, theory, critical, radical
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For the past thirty five years geographers have systematically engaged with radical and critical theory to examine and expose uneven, unequal, exploitative and oppressive socio-spatial and environmental relations. By drawing on and developing different ......
ISBN: 926404485X, 9789264044852
Author: Oecd Publishing
Source: www.oecdbookshop.org
Keywords: local, making, work, strategies, evidence, base, building, employment, economic, development, leed
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This book shows how to create and put into place successful evidence-based strategies that will increase economic impacts and enhance the programme-management process. Each important step in the process of designing an effective evidence-based strategy is explained and examined, with a particular focus on the work that should be done in advance of implementation, before resources are spent. Inform......
ISBN: 0833029452, 9780833029454
Authors: Laura H. Baldwin, Frank Camm, Nancy Y. Moore
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: decisions, purchased, services, justifying, making, contract, bundling, framework, federal
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An organization bundles the services that it purchases when it consolidates activities previously provided by separate sources and purchases the services through a single contract from a single provider.The Department of Defense is giving increasing attention to this practice because commercial firms report that bundling offers the potential for significant performance and cost benefits.However, t......
ISBN: 0309103754, 9780309103756
Authors: lauren B. Leveton, Harold C. Sox, Jr.,, Michael A. Stoto, Editors; Committee To Study Hiv Transmission Through Blood, Blood Products, Institute Of Medicine
Source: www.nap.edu
Keywords: crisis, decisionmaking, analysis, supply, blood, hiv
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During the early years of the AIDS epidemic, thousands of Americans became infected with HIV through the nation's blood supply. Because little reliable information existed at the time AIDS first began showing up in hemophiliacs and in others who had received transfusions, experts disagreed about whether blood and blood products could transmit the disease.During this period of great uncertainty, de......
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