Field Experiments

Author : Alan S. Gerber
ISBN : 0393979954
Genre : Mathematics
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A brief, authoritative introduction to field experimentation in the social sciences. Written by two leading experts on experimental methods, this concise text covers the major aspects of experiment design, analysis, and interpretation in clear language. Students learn how to design randomized experiments, analyze the data, and interpret the findings. Beyond the authoritative coverage of the basic methodology, the authors include numerous features to help students achieve a deeper understanding of field experimentation, including rich examples from the social science literature, problem sets and discussions, data sets, and further readings.
Category: Mathematics

Agricultural Field Experiments

Author : Roger G. Petersen
ISBN : 084938477X
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This text provides statistical and biometrical procedures for designing, conducting, analyzing and interpreting field experiments. It addresses the most important research topics in agriculture, including agronomy, breeding and pasture trials; farming systems research; and intercropping research.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Total Compensation

Author : Frank Maschmann
ISBN : 9783800591268
Genre : Law
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Angemessen, motivierend und flexibel soll die Vergütung sein, dem Arbeitnehmer eine sichere Existenzgrundlage bieten und ihn so lang wie möglich an das Unternehmen binden. "Total Compensation" bedeutet, dass die Leistung des Mitarbeiters durch eine Gesamtvergütung mit zahlreichen Einzelbausteinen honoriert wird. Allerdings zwingt das immer dichter werdende Regelwerk des Arbeitsrechts die formal freie Entgeltgestaltung in ein enges Korsett. Selbst für Experten sind rechtssichere Regelungen in diesem Felde ein schwieriges Unterfangen. In knapp 40 Kapiteln zeigt das Werk, wie man die rechtlichen und personalwirtschaftlichen Probleme in den Griff bekommen kann. Nach einleitenden Kapiteln, die die Entgeltgestaltung aus motivationstheoretischer und betriebswirtschaftlicher Sicht beleuchten, werden Grundfragen der tariflichen und gesetzlichen Grundvergütung geklärt, die Vergütungsprobleme von AT-Angestellten und GmbH-Geschäftsführern diskutiert, um sodann die klassischen und modernen Formen von Leistungslohn, von A wie Akkord bis Z wie Zielvereinbarung zu präsentieren. Weitere Entgeltbausteine kommen hinzu: Aktienoptionen, Sachbezüge, Privatnutzung des Dienstwagens, Fortbildung auf Kosten des Arbeitgebers, betriebliche Altersversorgung. Neue Probleme ergeben sich bei der Vergütung von Arbeit im Homeoffice, beim Crowdworking und für die Erstellung von Werken, an denen der Arbeitnehmer ein Urheberrecht besitzt. Komplizierte Fragen stellen sich bei der Gestaltung und Umgestaltung ganzer Vergütungsordnungen, insbesondere beim Betriebsübergang und in tarifpluralen Betrieben, sowie bei der Flexibilisierung von Entgeltregelungen, Entgeltkürzung bei Low Performance und Änderungskündigung zur Entgeltsenkung sind weitere Aspekte. Neuerdings spielt auch das Thema "Compliance" für die Vergütungsgestaltung eine Rolle, insbesondere die Bezahlung von Betriebsräten.
Category: Law

Field Experiments In Political Science And Public Policy

Author : Peter John
ISBN : 9781317680185
Genre : Political Science
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Field experiments -- randomized controlled trials -- have become ever more popular in political science, as well as in other disciplines, such as economics, social policy and development. Policy-makers have also increasingly used randomization to evaluate public policies, designing trials of tax reminders, welfare policies and international aid programs to name just a few of the interventions tested in this way. Field experiments have become successful because they assess causal claims in ways that other methods of evaluation find hard to emulate. Social scientists and evaluators have rediscovered how to design and analyze field experiments, but they have paid much less attention to the challenges of organizing and managing them. Field experiments pose unique challenges and opportunities?for the researcher and evaluator which come from working in the field. The research experience can be challenging and at times hard to predict. This book aims to help researchers and evaluators plan and manage their field experiments so they can avoid common pitfalls. It is also intended to open up discussion about the context and backdrop to trials so that these practical aspects of field experiments are better understood. The book sets out ten steps researchers can use to plan their field experiments, then nine threats to watch out for when they implement them. There are cases studies of voting and political participation, elites, welfare and employment, nudging citizens, and developing countries.
Category: Political Science

Evaluation Von Studium Und Lehre

Author : Daniel Großmann
ISBN : 9783658108861
Genre : Social Science
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In diesem Sammelband werden Probleme in der Evaluation von Studium und Lehre aufgezeigt und ein möglicher Umgang mit ihnen erörtert. Obgleich Evaluationen in Form von Befragungen Studierender zur Lehr- und Studiensituation flächendeckend verbreitet sind, weisen die genutzten Instrumente und Verfahren methodische Probleme auf und besteht daher Kritik an deren Genauigkeit und Verlässlichkeit sowie dem Umgang mit den gewonnenen Ergebnissen. In den Beiträgen werden historische und methodische Grundlagen besprochen, Potentiale und Grenzen spezifischer Evaluationsverfahren aufgezeigt und mögliche externe Einflüsse auf Evaluationsergebnisse betrachtet.
Category: Social Science

Handbuch Der Wirtschaftssoziologie

Author : Andrea Maurer
ISBN : 9783531199078
Genre : Social Science
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Das Handbuch der Wirtschaftssoziologie bündelt soziologische Perspektiven auf Wirtschaft und demonstriert den Beitrag soziologischer Erklärungen und Analysen für ein besseres Verständnis wirtschaftlicher Institutionen und Prozesse. Die Beiträge schließen damit sowohl eine Lücke innerhalb der klassischen Soziologie als auch der neoklassischen Ökonomik. Es vermittelt einen fundierten und gut aufbereiteten Überblick klassischer sozialwissenschaftlicher Zugänge und die Grundposition der neuen Wirtschaftssoziologie. In der zweiten Auflage finden sich darüber hinaus auch wichtige aktuelle Theorieentwicklungen und bedeutende empirische Studien dargestellt. Neu hinzugekommen sind außerdem gesellschaftstheoretische Beiträge zum Kapitalismus bzw. zu Prozessen der Vermarktlichung und Ökonomisierung und zu deren kritischer Wahrnehmung in der Gesellschaft.
Category: Social Science

Cambridge Handbook Of Experimental Political Science

Author : James N. Druckman
ISBN : 9780521192125
Genre : Political Science
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This volume provides the first comprehensive overview of how political scientists have used experiments to transform their field of study.
Category: Political Science

Experiments In Public Management Research

Author : Oliver James
ISBN : 9781108211260
Genre : Business & Economics
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Interest in experimental research in public management is on the rise, yet the field still lacks a broad understanding of its role in producing substantive findings and theoretical advances. Written by a team of leading international researchers, this book sets out the advantages of experiments in public management and showcases their rapidly developing contribution to research and practice. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the relationship between experiments and public management theory, and the benefits for examining causal effects. It will appeal to researchers and graduate-level students in public administration, public management, government, politics and policy studies. The key topics addressed are the distinct logic of experimental methods in the laboratory, in the field, and in survey experiments; how leading researchers are using different kinds of experiment to build knowledge about theory and practice across many areas of public management; and the research agendas for experimental work in public management.
Category: Business & Economics

Understanding Political Science Statistics

Author : Peter Galderisi
ISBN : 9781136819506
Genre : Political Science
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In politics, you begin by asking theoretically interesting questions. Sometimes statistics can help answer those questions. When it comes to applied statistics, students shouldn’t just learn a vast array of formula—they need to learn the basic concepts of statistics as solutions to particular problems. Peter Galderisi demonstrates that statistics are a summary of how to answer the problem: learn the math but only after learning the concepts and methodological considerations that give it context. With this as a starting point, Understanding Political Science Statistics asks students to consider how to address a research problem conceptually before being led to the appropriate formula. Throughout, Galderisi looks at problems through a lens of "observations and expectations," which can be applied to myriad statistical techniques, both descriptive and inferential. This approach links the answers researchers get from their individual data analysis to the research designs and questions from which these analyses are derived. By emphasizing the underlying logic of statistical analysis for greater understanding and drawing on applications and examples from political science (including law), the book illustrates how students can apply statistical concepts and techniques in their own research, in future coursework, and simply as an informed consumer of numbers in public discourse. The following features help students master the material: Legal and Methodological sidebars highlight key concepts and provide applied examples on law, politics, and methodology; End-of-chapter exercises allow students to test their mastery of the basic concepts and techniques along the way; A Sample Solutions Guide provides worked-out answers for odd-numbered exercises, with all answers available in the Instructor’s Manual; Key Terms are helpfully called out in both Marginal Definitions and a Glossary; A Companion Website (www.routledge.com/cw/galderisi) with further resources for both students and instructors; A diverse array of data sets include subsets of the ANES and Eurobarometer surveys; CCES; US Congressional district data; and a cross-national dataset with political, economic, and demographic variables; and Companion guides to SPSS and Stata walk students through the procedures for analysis and provide exercises that go hand-in-hand with online data sets.
Category: Political Science

Handbook Of Policy Formulation

Author : Michael Howlett
ISBN : 9781784719326
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Policy formulation relies upon the interplay of knowledge-based analysis of issues with power-based considerations, such as the political assessment of the costs and benefits of proposed actions, and its effects on the partisan and electoral concerns of governments. Policy scholars have long been interested in how governments successfully create, deploy and utilise policy instruments, but the literature on policy formulation has, until now, remained fragmented. This comprehensive Handbook unites original scholarship on policy tools and design, with contributions examining policy actors and the roles they play in the formulation process.
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