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The Resource Andrew Leigh on randomistas : Podcast, (electronic resource)

Andrew Leigh on randomistas : Podcast, (electronic resource)

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Andrew Leigh on randomistas : Podcast
Title
Andrew Leigh on randomistas
Title remainder
Podcast
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
About this Podcast, Andrew Leigh would take a daily a multivitamin, he says, until he learned that a randomized controlled trial (RCT) found no increase in lifespan linked to taking them. So he stopped. Leigh is also an unrepentant "randomista," which is what he calls researchers who use RCTs to tackle thorny issues of public concern. For Leigh, the proper definition of a randomista is "someone who believes we can find answers to important questions by tossing a coin and putting people into a treatment and control group, comparing the outcome, and then using the randomization to get a true causal effect."In this podcast Leigh attests to how RCTs have been used for years in drug testing, but are increasingly being used in business, crime prevention, education, and social science. Indeed, these days RCTs are used as much to kill bad policies as they are to save lives. Leigh offers a litany of popular social programs that actual research demonstrated had the opposite effect of what they intended. There are, of course, success stories, too, such as the various "nudge" units at the government level. Leigh cites drug courts and restorative justice as two public safety wins endorsed by RCTs.--
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Leigh Andrew
Series statement
  • SAGE research methods
  • Social Science Bites
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  • Social sciences
  • Sampling (Statistics)
  • Social sciences
  • Podcasts
Target audience
specialized
Label
Andrew Leigh on randomistas : Podcast, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://methods.sagepub.com/podcast/andrew-leigh-on-randomistas
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Publication
Note
Streaming sound; download available (Mp3) or transcript (PDF)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • audio
  • sounds
  • spoken word
Content type code
  • s
  • snd
  • tspw
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
SAGE000009261
Extent
Podcast webpage (sound files)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781529736014
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
other
Speed
unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)1142439620
Label
Andrew Leigh on randomistas : Podcast, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://methods.sagepub.com/podcast/andrew-leigh-on-randomistas
Publication
Note
Streaming sound; download available (Mp3) or transcript (PDF)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • audio
  • sounds
  • spoken word
Content type code
  • s
  • snd
  • tspw
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
SAGE000009261
Extent
Podcast webpage (sound files)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781529736014
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
other
Speed
unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)1142439620

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