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What Works

A New Approach To Program And Policy Analysis, 1st Edition

By Kenneth Meier, Jeff Gill


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What Works is a concise methods text that represents a new approach for policy program analysis. The authors, Meier and Gill, combine statistics with normative concerns. They consider how things might be, and they focus on subsets of cases that differ from the norm. Their approach uses regression and methods in a qualitative, yet rigorous manner.In

Table of Contents

Preface -- Zen and the Art of Policy Analysis: Substantively Weighted Analytical Techniques -- An Introduction to Substantively Weighted Least Squares -- The Theory and Application of Generalized Substantively Reweighted Least Squares -- Substantively Weighted Analytical Techniques for Successes and Failures: SWLS and GSRLS -- Separating Excellent Agencies from the Good Ones: Pushing the Extremes of the Data Distribution -- Weighting with an Exogenous Variable or with Two Exogenous Variables: Equity Versus Excellence in Organizations -- SWAT in Pooled Analysis -- The Zen and the Practice: Some Final Remarks

About the Authors

Kenneth J. Meier is Puryear Professor at Texas A & M University. Jeff Gill is assistant professor of political science at the University of Florida in Gainsville.

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