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.
Develops risk-adjusted quality metrics at the provider level for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) and uses these metrics to estimate national trends in IRF quality from 2004 to 2009.
In the context of the RAND Corporation's mission to help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis, the Year in Review offers an assessment of RAND's achievements in 2011.
In many cases, the available space on a Marine Expeditionary Unit's ships falls far short of what is needed to transport the full set of required equipment. A RAND-developed software tool was designed to help limit the effects of these shortfalls.
This report describes work to enhance the pivoting component of the Sydney Strategic Model (STM). Pivoting combines base and future model forecasts with base matrix information to produce the best possible predictions of future transport patterns.
This study examines the effects of financial incentives for Pittsburgh principals on teacher supervision, student achievement, and gaps between high- and low-achieving students. Findings suggest that the incentives have had positive impacts, however, performance-based compensation requires more scrutiny.
The Pardee RAND Graduate School's recommended reading list is targeted to those who aspire to lead change, whether by influencing decisionmakers, by participating in critical policy debates, or as public policy leaders in their own right.
This study examines the overall scale and trend of price promotions and discounts in some European countries and the responses of consumers and suppliers to a variety of alcohol regulations, including excise duties.
A description of the development of 22 clinical decision support (CDS) artifacts as part of the Advancing Clinical Decision Support effort to accelerate the effective use of CDS interventions and facilitate evidence-based clinical practice.
Expands and applies RAND's portfolio analysis and management (PortMan) method to address the problem of selecting U.S. Army engineering and manufacturing development projects to develop affordable systems in the face of cost and budget uncertainties.
Summarizes the proceedings of a workshop in which experts on regulatory analysis and terrorism risk examined alternative approaches for estimating the benefits of regulations designed to reduce the risks of terrorist attacks in the United States.
Clinical decision support (CDS), which provides both targeted and general information to health care providers using electronic health records, helps to improve health outcomes. This report describes a protocol for eliciting high-priority targets for electronic CDS for individual clinical specialties and summarizes lessons learned.
Assesses stakeholder perspectives on Qatar's school transportation system (STS), identifies a vision and goals for the STS, and discusses strategies to achieve the vision and better align Qatar's STS with international norms. This is the Arabic-language version.
Pattern and trend analysis and systematic randomness can be used to position U.S. border security personnel and equipment effectively for interdiction, and in some circumstances the combined approach is competitive with perfect surveillance.
This report is the result of an evaluation of the 16 DH integrated care pilots (ICPs).
This report contains appendices to the result of an evaluation of the 16 DH integrated care pilots (ICPs).
This report is a summary of the result of an evaluation of the 16 DH integrated care pilots (ICPs).
This exploratory study investigates the characteristics of publications cited on clinical guidelines, and the funding sources they acknowledge, in order to better understand how research is translated into changes in policy and practice.
This report documents work to update the Application System of the Sydney Strategic Model (STM). The Application System implements models of frequency, mode and destination choice for each of the nine travel purposes in the STM.
A presentation of the topics and findings discussed at a workshop convened to examine how consumers of intelligence might be better served by analysis whose focus is longer term or more strategic than most of today's intelligence products.
RAND Europe evaluated the National Institute for Health Research Leadership Programme to help the English Department of Health consider the extent to which the programme has helped to foster wider research aims and extract lessons for the future.