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Journal Article

Are you sure that’s the answer? Uncertainty in evaluation questions

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Publication date

2012

Summary

When trying to understand the impact of a government intervention, or the causal impact of some factor on some outcome of interest, researchers spend a lot of effort establishing a plausible counter-factual: what would have happened in the absence of intervention.

Published in

MethodsNews

ISSN

16

Subjects

Public Policy and Research

Links

http://eprints.ncrm.ac.uk/2872/4/MethodsNewsSummer2012.pdf

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