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.
Journal Articles (573)
Recent trends in federal policies for social and economic programs have increased the demand for timely, accurate estimates of income and poverty for states, counties, and even smaller areas.
Argues that a frequently cited statistic misrepresents the number of cancer patients treated in experimental therapeutic trials.
The use of illicit drugs by American youth rose dramatically during the 1990s. Reducing these trends is an important policy objective.
In this commentary, the authors describe the source and degree of the biases that exist in their research methodology.
Comparisons of care in racially and ethnically diverse populations based on global ratings of care should be interpreted cautiously.
This study examines whether parents' reports and ratings of pediatric health care vary by race/ethnicity and language in Medicaid managed care.
The reliability and validity of the NEI VFQ-25 are comparable to those of the 51-item NEI VFQ field test version of the survey.
Recommendation for use of ensembles of multiple scenarios to capture what is known about the long-term climate future.
Barriers have been identified in the literature to the implementation of evidence-based practice in dentistry.
Use of appropriate mental health and comprehensive substance abuse care among adults in the US with probable co-occurring disorders.
Visitors to a health survey Web site were randomly assigned to a matrix presentation or an expanded presentation of survey response options.
Few American adults received HIV care in rural areas of the United States.
Most eligible patients did not receive MAC prophylaxis; PCP prophylaxis rates were better but still suboptimal.
Robust Strategies for Abating Climate Change
Forecasting Enrollments for Immigrant Entry-port School Districts
... originated in an effort to illustrate concretely how modeling and analysis could be used to help inform efforts by the Department of Defense to understand and evaluate advanced concepts and define critical issues worthy of experimentation.
Disability in instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) or activities of daily living (ADLs) is an indicator of health risk.
Survey of a sample of 70 Japanese American adults and survey of a sample of members of Japanese American Community Centers in the greater LA area.
Homeless persons are willing to obtain care if they believe it is important.