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A Theory of Evidence for Evidence-Based Policy

NANCY CARTWRIGHT and JACOB STEGENGA

in Evidence, Inference and Enquiry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264843
eISBN:
9780191754050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264843.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Methodology and Statistics

Evidence-based policy is all the rage now. But no one knows quite how to do it. Policy questions do not generally fall neatly within any one of our scientific or social science disciplines, where the ... More


Centralization and Discretion

Nancy Cartwright and Jeremy Hardie

in Evidence-Based Policy: A Practical Guide to Doing It Better

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199841608
eISBN:
9780190252618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199841608.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and evidence-ranking schemes as a set of rules. It presents a case study that starts by showing how good the use of rules can be at the ... More


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