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Researchers identify the effects of Focus Area Review Group II headquarters design and its new unit type -- the Main Command Post--Operational Detachment -- on division headquarters readiness.
Jun 3, 2019
Stephen Dalzell, Christopher M. Schnaubelt, Michael E. Linick, Timothy R. Gulden, Lisa Pelled Colabella, Susan G. Straus, James Sladden, Rebecca Jensen, Matthew Olson, Amy Grace Donohue, Jaime L. Hastings, Hilary Reininger, Penelope Speed
Social media platforms play a key role in the U.S. Army's outreach and recruiting efforts. The authors analyzed these efforts to see if and how potential recruits and others are engaging with the Army's content and offer related recommendations.
Jun 3, 2019
Jennie W. Wenger, Heather Krull, Elizabeth Bodine-Baron, Eric V. Larson, Joshua Mendelsohn, Tepring Piquado, Christine Anne Vaughan
This report addresses the U.S. Air Force's need for a systematic way to value the risk to missions associated with electric power--related disruptions and accordingly set priorities among investments in power resilience.
Jun 3, 2019
Anu Narayanan, Debra Knopman, Kristin Van Abel, Benjamin M. Miller, Nicholas Burger, Martha V. Merrill, Alexander D. Rothenberg, Luke Muggy, Patrick Mills
The U.S. Air Force has proposed Aviation Professional Pay as a replacement for Aviation Bonus and Aviator Incentive Pay. This Perspective offers analysts' assessment of the proposed plan and an alternative's effects on force size and cost.
RAND researchers analyzed how political warfare is practiced today and identified ways that the U.S. government, its allies, and its partners can respond to or engage in this type of conflict to achieve U.S. ends and protect U.S. interests.
May 31, 2019
Linda Robinson, Todd C. Helmus, Raphael S. Cohen, Alireza Nader, Andrew Radin, Madeline Magnuson, Katya Migacheva
A study measuring the use of ICT and eHealth applications by primary care physicians in the EU. Researchers analysed the main drivers of change and factors that can enhance or inhibit the role and use of technologies within health care.
May 30, 2019
Francisco Lupiáñez-Villanueva, Axelle Devaux, Jose Valverde-Albacete, Frans Folkvord, Clara Fauli, Marlene Altenhofer, Lucy Hocking, Amelia Harshfield
This report presents findings from surveys of nationally representative samples of teachers and principals who responded to questions addressing their beliefs about social and emotional learning in schools and the practices they implemented.
May 30, 2019
Laura S. Hamilton, Christopher Joseph Doss, Elizabeth D. Steiner
A cluster randomised controlled trial was designed to establish whether small-medium enterprises will improve their health and wellbeing offer and achieve higher employee awareness and participation in the offer due to a monetary wellbeing incentive.
May 29, 2019
Yasmin Akram, Lena Al-Khudairy, Karla Hemming, Joanna Hofman, Laura Kudrna, Richard Lilford, Madeline Nightingale, Rob Prideaux, Sean Russell, Alex Sutherland, Ivo Vlaev, Christian Van Stolk, Samuel Watson
RAND researchers assessed gaps in business acumen and knowledge of industry present within the defense acquisition workforce. They identified apparent knowledge gaps, possible reasons for their existence, and potential approaches to closing them.
May 28, 2019
Laura Werber, John A. Ausink, Lindsay Daugherty, Brian Phillips, Felix Knutson, Ryan Haberman
This toolkit acts as a guide to improvement strategies for teams of practitioners at colleges, providing them with the knowledge and tools they need to carry out rapid cycles of data-driven improvement to address issues they face on the ground.
May 28, 2019
Lindsay Daugherty, Rita Karam, Daniel Basco, Julia H. Kaufman
RAND study has shown that, by increasing the ability of their own students, effective teachers also increase the ability of their students' future peers -- a significant effect that current "value added" teacher ratings system do not account for.
Compares four ways to translate standardized effect sizes into metrics that may be easier for educators and policymakers to interpret. Concludes that translating to years of learning is a poor choice; translating to percentile gains is recommended.
RAND researchers focus on North Carolina's implementation of the Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education Project. They examine the in-prison and community components of the program and the experiences of Pathways students and staff.
Although many states have passed some type of law affecting naloxone availability, only laws allowing direct dispensing by pharmacists appear to be useful. Communities in which access to naloxone is improved should prepare for increases in nonfatal overdoses and link these individuals to effective treatment.
Overview that describes the literature search CRCG undertook and the database developed with a goal of assessing the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the health, social, and economic wellbeing of Gulf Coast communities.
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