Thursday, November 4, 2010

Metzenbaum on what the administration needs from policy researchers

Metzenbaum (OMB) - When you translate your research into application, please don't only translate the words, but shorten, clarify, put it in forms where we can see it when we need it. We care about useful and effective systems and programs. Train your students to come here and improve what we do. Try to understand why outliers are different: are there lessons you should be learning from them? Can they analyze and do the work? On how outcomes vary and why? On identifying meaningful correlations? On decision making under uncertainty?

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