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ERIC Number: EJ1129765
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
The Limitations of Quantitative Social Science for Informing Public Policy
Jerrim, John; de Vries, Robert
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v13 n1 p117-133 Jan 2017
Quantitative social science (QSS) has the potential to make an important contribution to public policy. However it also has a number of limitations. The aim of this paper is to explain these limitations to a non-specialist audience and to identify a number of ways in which QSS research could be improved to better inform public policy.
Policy Press. University of Bristol, 1-9 Old Park Hill, Bristol BS2 8BB, UK. Tel: +44-117-954-5940; e-mail: pp-info@policypress.co.uk; Web site: https://policypress.co.uk/journals/evidence-and-policy
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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