The Resource Randomistas : how radical researchers are changing our world, Andrew Leigh

Randomistas : how radical researchers are changing our world, Andrew Leigh

Label
Randomistas : how radical researchers are changing our world
Title
Randomistas
Title remainder
how radical researchers are changing our world
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Leigh
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Randomized tests are carried out on us every day: by supermarkets, search engines, online dating sites and direct marketers. Political parties use randomized trials to win elections. But how do these tests work? Are there any ethical issues? And what do they reveal about our choices? In this book, the author tells the stories of radical researchers who overturned conventional wisdom in medicine, politics, economics, law enforcement and more. From finding the cure to scurvy to discovering which policies really improve literacy rates, randomistas have shaped life as we know it - but they often had to fight to conduct their trials and have their findings implemented
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leigh, Andrew
Dewey number
001.4/2
Index
index present
LC call number
Q180.55.M4
LC item number
L45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sampling
  • Social change
  • Sampling
  • Social change
Label
Randomistas : how radical researchers are changing our world, Andrew Leigh
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Scurvy, scared straight and sliding doors -- From bloodletting to placebo surgery -- Decreasing disadvantage, one coin toss at a time -- The pioneers of randomisation -- Learning how to teach -- Controlling crime -- Valuable experiments in poor countries -- Farms, firms and Facebook -- Testing theories in politics and philanthropy -- Treat yourself -- Building a better feedback loop -- What's the next chance? -- Ten commandments for running your own randomised trial -- Acknowledgements -- Endnotes -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780300236125
Lccn
2018932125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1010776302
  • 870890
  • (OCoLC)on1010776302
  • 870890
Label
Randomistas : how radical researchers are changing our world, Andrew Leigh
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Scurvy, scared straight and sliding doors -- From bloodletting to placebo surgery -- Decreasing disadvantage, one coin toss at a time -- The pioneers of randomisation -- Learning how to teach -- Controlling crime -- Valuable experiments in poor countries -- Farms, firms and Facebook -- Testing theories in politics and philanthropy -- Treat yourself -- Building a better feedback loop -- What's the next chance? -- Ten commandments for running your own randomised trial -- Acknowledgements -- Endnotes -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780300236125
Lccn
2018932125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1010776302
  • 870890
  • (OCoLC)on1010776302
  • 870890

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