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Theory-driven evaluation of public health programmes

Ray Pawson and Sanjeev Sridharan

in Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563623
eISBN:
9780191722554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.04
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides an introduction to the use of theory-driven approaches in the evaluation of public health programmes. It commences with some core ideas and principles, and then sets out the ... More


Evaluating social cohesion

Helen Sullivan

in Promoting social cohesion: Implications for policy and evaluation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426956
eISBN:
9781447303084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426956.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter addresses the evaluation of social cohesion. It first determines some key evaluation challenges posed by the proposed definition of social cohesion. The chapter then situates these ... More


Retaining a Theory Model During Selection

David F. Hendry

in Empirical Model Discovery and Theory Evaluation: Automatic Selection Methods in Econometrics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262028356
eISBN:
9780262324410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028356.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Economic theories are often fitted directly to data to avoid any issues of model selection. This is an excellent strategy when the theory is complete and correct, but less successful otherwise. We ... More


Debates on the role of experimentation

Huw Davies, Sandra Nutley, and Nick Tilley

in What works?: Evidence-based policy and practice in public services

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341914
eISBN:
9781447304265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341914.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Interventions are delivered with the hope of achieving some outcome. Whether such interventions ‘work’ in terms of achieving the desired outcomes is paramount. In the view of many, experimentation, ... More


Discovery

David F. Hendry

in Empirical Model Discovery and Theory Evaluation: Automatic Selection Methods in Econometrics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262028356
eISBN:
9780262324410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028356.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter begins by discussing some of the many ways in which discoveries have been made in physical and biological sciences. There seem to be seven common aspects of such discoveries and their ... More


Empirical Model Discovery and Theory Evaluation: Automatic Selection Methods in Econometrics

David F. Hendry and Jurgen A. Doornik

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262028356
eISBN:
9780262324410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028356.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Part I introduces the notion of empirical model discovery and the role of model selection therein, discusses criteria to evaluate the success of methods for selecting empirical models, and introduces ... More


Holism vs. Particularism: An Evidential Debate (“Find the Ether”)

Peter Achinstein

in Speculation: Within and About Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190615055
eISBN:
9780190615086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190615055.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

Evidential holism is the view that individual hypotheses do not receive evidential support, only entire theoretical systems do. Evidential particularism is the view that within a theoretical system ... More


Epilogue

David F. Hendry

in Empirical Model Discovery and Theory Evaluation: Automatic Selection Methods in Econometrics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262028356
eISBN:
9780262324410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028356.003.0024
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

An Epilogue allows authors to recount and explain the plot; it is an end, but not a conclusion. Much research remains necessary to fully develop automatic methods for empirical model discovery with ... More


Aesthetic Evaluation of Art: A Formal Approach

Alexander J. Huston and Joseph P. Huston

in Art, Aesthetics, and the Brain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199670000
eISBN:
9780191793479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670000.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents an analysis of the attributes (termed qualia) that are perceived in works of art, such as painting, architecture, and music, and how they determine how the work is evaluated by ... More


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