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Author: L. Boland
Publisher: Routledge
Keywords: methodology, economic, critical
Number of Pages: 307
Published: 1997-01-16
ISBN-10: 0415136075
ISBN-13: 9780415136075

Lawrence Boland takes issue with both economic methodologists and practicing economists. He argues that there has been too much "methodology for methodology’s sake" and that mainstream economics might benefit by using methodology to take a critical look at economic theory. Containing twenty essays, the book discusses Friedman’s essay on methodology, the role of the maximization in neoclassical theory, the limitation of traditional economic methodology, the possibilities for more fruitful criticisms, and Karl Popper’s theory of science. Throughout, the essays emphasize the pos

Author: Paul Dreyer Paul K. Davis
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: pat, methodology, user, defense, missile, analysis, tool, portfolio
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 083303801X
ISBN-13: 9780833038012

This report documents the underlying methodology of RAND

Author: John E. Dicken
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: nursing, homes, tended, performing, affiliated, profit, poorly, chain, methodology, cms, special, focus, facility, target
Number of Pages: 57
Published: 2010-04
ISBN-10: 1437923143
ISBN-13: 9781437923148

In 1998, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) established the Special Focus Facility (SFF) Program to address poor performance by nursing homes. The SFF methodology assigns points to deficiencies cited on standard surveys and complaint investigations, and to revisits conducted to ensure that deficiencies have been corrected. In 2008, CMS introduced a Five-Star Quality Rating System that draws on the SFF methodology to rank homes. This report applied SFF methodology on a nationwide basis. This report determined: (1) the number of most poorly performing homes nationwide; (2) how

Author: Thomas B. Jabine
Publisher: National Academies
Keywords: cognitive, survey, methodology, aspects, research, seminar, advanced, bridge, building, disciplines, report
Number of Pages: 192
Published: 1984
eBookDB-ID: NAP:11642

Author: Loren Yager
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: antidumping, duties, chinese, companies, lower, methodology, trade, eliminating, nonmarket, economy, china
Number of Pages: 62
Published: 2006-07-01
ISBN-10: 1422305937
ISBN-13: 9781422305935

U.S. companies adversely affected by unfair imports may seek antidumping (AD) duties. China is classified as a non-market economy (NME) & a special methodology is used that is believed to produce AD duty rates that are higher than those applied to market economies. In light of increased concern about China's trade practices, a review was conducted by efforts of U.S. gov't. agencies responsible for ensuring free & fair trade with China. This report: (1) explains the NME methodology; (2) analyzes AD duties applied to China & compares them with duties applied to market economies; & (3) explains c

Author: Charles Nijman
Publisher: IWMI
Keywords: subsector, irrigation, performance, perspective, management
Number of Pages: 30
Published: 1993
ISBN-10: 9067542806
ISBN-13: 9789067542807

Introduction; Existing irrigation management concepts; Research methodology; Results: capacity utilization; Capacity creation; Conclusions and recommendations; Evaluation of the research methodology.

Author: Saleth, Rathinasamy Maria, Dinar, A., Neubert, S.,
Publisher: IWMI
Keywords: oya, kala, basin, sri, lanka, results, methodology, impact, synergies, food, security, institutions
Number of Pages: 46
Published: 2007
ISBN-10: 9290906863
ISBN-13: 9789290906865

The success of development programs depends on the role of underlying institutions and the impact synergies from closely related programs. Existing literature has limitations in accounting for these critical factors. This paper fills this gap by developing a methodology, which can quantify both the institutional roles in impact generation and the impact synergies from related programs. The methodology is applied to the Kala Oya Basin in Sri Lanka for evaluating the impacts of three development programs and 11 institutions on food security. The results provide valuable insights on the relative
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