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    Technical Documentation for the Fifth American School District Panel Survey

    This report provides technical information about the spring 2022 survey of the American School District Panel. The authors describe the survey administration and weighting processes they used to produce nationally representative estimates.

    Jul 12, 2022

    David Grant, Claude Messan Setodji, Gerald P. Hunter, Melissa Kay Diliberti

  • Report

    Report

    Personal Firearm Storage in the United States: Recent Estimates, Patterns, and Effectiveness of Interventions

    This report describes what is meant by safe firearm storage, provides estimates of U.S. gun owners' storage practices from representative surveys, and presents research on the effectiveness of interventions to change such practices.

    Jul 11, 2022

    Rajeev Ramchand

  • Periodical

    Periodical

    RAND Review: July-August 2022

    Features explore environmental racism; the economic value to the UK of improving languages education in schools; and causes of civilian harm in Raqqa, Syria, and ways to reduce civilian casualties in current and future military operations.

    Jul 8, 2022

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    The Need for a Measurement-Based Care Professional Practice Guideline

    In connection with the APA's Advisory Committee for Measurement-based Care and the Mental and Behavioral Health Registry, this article provides support for the development and implementation of a measurement-based care professional practice guideline.

    Jul 8, 2022

    James F. Boswell, Kimberly A. Hepner, Kathleen Lysell, Nan Rothrock, Nick Bott, Amber W. Childs, Susan Douglas, Nicole Owings-Fonner, C. Vaile Wright, Kari A. Stephens, David E. Bard, Syed Aajmain, Bruce L. Bobbitt

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    Tool

    Toolkit for Weighting and Analysis of Nonequivalent Groups: A Tutorial for the R TWANG Package

    This tutorial describes the use of the TWANG package in R to estimate propensity score weights when there are two treatment groups, and how to use TWANG to estimate nonresponse weights.

    Jul 7, 2022

    Greg Ridgeway, Daniel F. McCaffrey, Andrew R. Morral, Matthew Cefalu, Lane F. Burgette, Joseph D. Pane, Beth Ann Griffin

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    Toolkit for Weighting and Analysis of Nonequivalent Groups: A Tutorial on the TWANG Shiny App for Two Treatments

    This tutorial describes how to use a menu-driven Shiny application based on the Toolkit for Weighting and Analysis of Nonequivalent Groups (TWANG) R package.

    Jul 7, 2022

    Beth Ann Griffin, Ricardo Sanchez, Matthew Cefalu, Christopher E. Maerzluft, Chuck Stelzner, Lynsay Ayer, Donna L. Coffman, Brian G. Vegetabile, Joseph D. Pane, Lane F. Burgette, Daniel F. McCaffrey

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Leak or Link? the Overrepresentation of Women in Non-Tenure-Track Academic Positions in STEM

    This paper examines gender variation in departures from the tenure-track science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) academic career pathway to non-tenure-track academic careers.

    Jul 7, 2022

    Stephanie Rennane, Hannah Acheson-Field, Kathryn A. Edwards, Grace Gahlon, Melanie A. Zaber

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Depressive Symptoms Among US Adults During the Great Recession and Economic Recovery

    National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data show a statistically significant increase in depressive symptoms from 2005/2006 to 2007/2008 (the beginning of the Great Recession), but there were no significant or consistent changes after 2007/2008.

    Jul 7, 2022

    Annie Chen, Roland Sturm

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Diet Quality in the United States Improved During the Great Recession and Deteriorated During Economic Recovery

    During the Great Recession, American diets became more consistent with Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendations, possibly because of a shift toward food prepared at home instead of prepared food bought away from home.

    Jul 7, 2022

    Annie Chen, Roland Sturm

  • Report

    Report

    RCVS Under Care and 24/7 Emergency Care Review

    This study explored the views of the veterinary profession on under care and out of hours care to feed into the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons review of their regulations.

    Jul 7, 2022

    Tom Ling, Lucy Hocking, Chris Heywood, Matthew Evans, Kayte Ashton

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    Forecasting Demand for U.S. Ground Forces: An Interactive Tool

    This interactive tool uses a dynamic forecasting model to project future demand for U.S. ground forces. The resulting forecasts can help inform U.S. military decisions regarding future force planning, posture, and investments.

    Jul 6, 2022

    Bryan Frederick, Jennifer Kavanagh, Matthew Lane

  • A green wireframe model covers an actor's lower face during the creation of a synthetic facial reanimation video, aka a deepfake, in London, Britain, February 12, 2019, photo by Reuters TV

    Report

    Artificial Intelligence, Deepfakes, and Disinformation: A Primer

    This Perspective provides an overview of the threat of deepfakes and reviews the fundamental artificial intelligence-driven technologies that make them possible. It highlights deepfakes' threats, as well as factors that could mitigate them.

    Jul 6, 2022

    Todd C. Helmus

  • Report

    Report

    French Army Approaches to Networked Warfare

    The French concept of network-centric warfare argues that information-sharing enables forces to forgo armor and mass and underpins France's push for a middle-weight force -- one that can deploy to Africa but is robust enough for higher-end threats.

    Jul 6, 2022

    Michael Shurkin, Raphael S. Cohen, Arthur Chan

  • Soldiers from 1st Cavalry Division crouch in front of tanks during an exercise

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    Forecasting Demand for U.S. Ground Forces: Assessing Future Trends in Armed Conflict and U.S. Military Interventions

    This report identifies potential future demands for U.S. ground forces under different scenarios, including size, location, and capabilities, to inform Army decisions regarding future force planning, posture, and investments.

    Jul 6, 2022

    Matthew Lane, Bryan Frederick, Jennifer Kavanagh, Stephen Watts, Nathan Chandler, Meagan L. Smith

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    Identifying Critical IT Products and Services

    Researchers have identified the software and businesses that provide critical information technology products and services and developed a framework to continue this analysis as technology evolves. They assessed both software risk and business risk.

    Jul 6, 2022

    Sasha Romanosky, John Bordeaux, Michael J. D. Vermeer, Jonathan W. Welburn, Aaron Strong, Zev Winkelman

  • People meeting in a career counseling office, photo by BullRun/Adobe Stock

    Report

    Career Services and College-Employer Partnership Practices in Community Colleges: Colleges in California, Ohio, and Texas

    In this report, the authors systemically examine the type of career services and college-employer partnership practices across three states -- California, Ohio, and Texas -- and a sample of community colleges that operate within them.

    Jul 6, 2022

    Rita T. Karam, Charles A. Goldman, Monica Rico

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    Report

    The Impact and Implementation of the Chicago Collaborative Teacher Professional Development Program

    The authors evaluated the Leading Educators Chicago Collaborative, a teacher professional development program aligned to Common Core State Standards, examining the program's implementation and its impact on student achievement.

    Jul 6, 2022

    Kata Mihaly, Isaac M. Opper, Lucas Greer

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    Space Competition and the Dynamics of Conflict: Using Game Theory and Artificial Intelligence to Gain Strategic Insight

    The authors summarize research about using a game-theoretic model of competition and cooperation in space to examine the dynamics of conflict there, short of wars of total destruction. They focus specifically on the dynamics of space competition .

    Jul 5, 2022

    Bonnie L. Triezenberg, Krista Langeland, Bryce Downing

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Pods in Action: Community Works

    This case study describes Community Works, a pandemic-era learning pod in New Orleans, LA. This case study is part of an effort by the Center for Reinventing Public Education to capture lessons learned from pandemic-era schooling.

    Jul 1, 2022

    Heather Gomez-Bendaña, Elizabeth D. Steiner

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Pods in Action: Hyde Park Neighborhood Club

    This case study describes Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, a pandemic-era learning pod in Chicago, IL. This case study is part of an effort by the Center for Reinventing Public Education to capture lessons learned from pandemic-era schooling.

    Jul 1, 2022

    Rebecca Ann Lawrence