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Evidence, Argument and Mixed Methods

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Nancy Cartwright will focus on effectiveness predictions for illustration. Effectiveness predictions are predictions that well-defined policies will produce targeted outcomes in the present, as soon as they are implemented. Randomized controlled trials are touted as a gold standard for effective prediction claims -- but there is a catch, which Cartwright will address in this lecture.

This lecture took place on March 8, 2012 at Western University as part of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy Speaker Series.

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