RAND researchers have pioneered several different methodologies, such as the Delphi method and robust decisionmaking, and continue to apply their methodological expertise in multidisciplinary projects that may require a range of capabilities, including modeling and simulation, survey research, economic or statistical analysis, or planning and forecasting.
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This paper describes an attempt to explore how far a categorisation of citations could be used as part of an assessment of the outcomes from health research.
The use of standardized test scores to facilitate school reform is now a cornerstone of education policy in the United States.
Integrated urban models are designed to simulate land-use and transportation interactions and to allow predicts of traffic volume and vehicle emissions at the link level of the urban transport network.
Authors have developed an alternative framework focused on flexibility--finding, testing and implementing policies that work no matter what happens.
Development of a short version of the Expectations Regarding Aging Survey (ERA-38), a 38-item survey measuring expectations regarding aging.
Hospitals need to carefully review how EDs fit within their overall operations and cost structure.
Research has shown that prevention programming can improve community health when implemented well.
Missing SF-12 items are prevalent and lead to reduced analytical power.
Provides an overview of the evaluation of statistically significant change in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for individual patients.
Field testing involves administering an early version of a survey to a sample of the target audience.
There is a wide diversity of research payback. Short focused project grants seem to provide value for money.
This editorial discusses cost-quality tradeoffs and uses of data.
Applies a Bayesian latent variable analysis to the task of determining rankings of universities in the UK and US.
Entry by spinoffs from incumbent firms is investigated for the laser industry.
This article provides an overview of the basic underlying principles of structural equation modeling (SEM).
Early intervention with ICD therapy is cost-effective due to years of gained productivity when the lifespan of an individual at risk is considered.
The results provide preliminary evidence of the equivalence between the Spanish and English versions of H-CAHPS.
Variability of CAHPS scores across hospitals can be reported parsimoniously using a limited number of composites.
Within-plan variability in evaluations of care by Medicaid and commercial health plan member evaluations is too great to permit meaningful inference about plan performance for one population from the other for many important outcomes.
Probability-based estimates can have serious limitations when applied to a problem such as climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change should also consider approaches to decision-making under conditions of uncertainty that do not depend on expert consensus on probabilities.