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Reading Disclosures

Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider

in More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161709
eISBN:
9781400850389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161709.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter explains how literacy problems complicate the process involved in making informed decisions. Many people are unable to read many disclosures because they are not literate or numerate ... More


Selecting the items

David L. Streiner and Geoffrey R. Norman

in Health Measurement Scales: A practical guide to their development and use

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231881
eISBN:
9780191724015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231881.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Not all items will work as intended. This chapter discusses various criteria that should be used to decide whether an item can be retained or should be eliminated. These include issues that affect ... More


The Continuing Distinctive Role of the Bible in American Lives: A Comparative Analysis

Corwin E. Smidt

in The Bible in American Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190468910
eISBN:
9780190468958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190468910.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Biblical Studies

Through the use of national social surveys, this chapter examines the extent to which the Bible plays a distinctive role in American religious life. Three different comparisons drive the analysis: ... More


Does Local Government Matter?: How Urban Policies Shape Civic Engagement

Elaine B. Sharp

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677085
eISBN:
9781452947976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677085.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Until recently, policy evaluation has mostly meant assessing whether government programs raise reading levels, decrease teen pregnancy rates, improve air quality levels, lower drunk-driving rates, or ... More


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