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ERIC Number: EJ1131913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
A Quality Assessment Tool for Non-Specialist Users of Regression Analysis
Argyrous, George
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v11 n1 p111-123 Jan 2015
This paper illustrates the use of a quality assessment tool for regression analysis. It is designed for non-specialist "consumers" of evidence, such as policy makers. The tool provides a series of questions such consumers of evidence can ask to interrogate regression analysis, and is illustrated with reference to a recent study published in a peer-reviewed journal. The application of the tool highlights the need for non-specialists to develop their critical skills to ensure regression analysis meets methodological norms. They cannot rely on the fact that it has undergone a peer-review process to assume that the evidence is credible.
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Language: English
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