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Decisionmakers often seek predictions about the future to inform policy choices. But a reliance upon analytic methods that require them can prove counter-productive and sometimes dangerous in a fast-changing, complex world.
In this report, RAND researchers use a structured comparison game to examine the value proposition of different analytic inputs (scenario-based versus Robust Decision Making) on a sample U.S. Department of Defense decision about force structure.
Apr 8, 2019
Elizabeth M. Bartels, Igor Mikolic-Torreira, Steven W. Popper, Joel B. Predd
RAND's 2018 Annual Report -- FACT FORWARD -- describes the many ways in which RAND uses rigorous, unbiased, evidence-based research and analysis to help people around the world lead lives that are safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous.
A new framework for assessing the maturity of knowledge products (outputs from health science research) assigns each product to a knowledge readiness level, to help the U.S. Army make better decisions about its health science research portfolio.
Apr 4, 2019
Charles C. Engel, Richard Silberglitt, Brian G. Chow, Molly Morgan Jones, Jonathan Grant
This policy brief draws on recent study findings, state planning documents, and a review of the literature to describe gaps and deficiencies in the behavioral health workforce that serves older adults in California.
Apr 3, 2019
Janet C. Frank, Kathryn G. Kietzman, Alina I. Palimaru
This report presents the challenges and needs associated with how individuals with serious mental illness become justice-involved and how to achieve better outcomes before and after these individuals come under correctional control.
Apr 2, 2019
John S. Shaffer, Joe Russo, Dulani Woods, Brian A. Jackson
This article describes preferences for survey instruments on health-related quality of life and subjective well-being among adults with spinal cord injury, and compares perspectives on the instruments between the United States and the United Kingdom.
Apr 2, 2019
Alina I. Palimaru, William Cunningham, Marcus Dillistone, Arturo Vargas Bustamante, Honghu H. Liu, Ron D. Hays
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