Information, Accountability, and Cumulative Learning

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  • Published 4 July 2019

External Validity

External validity captures the extent to which inferences drawn from a given study’s sample apply to a broader population or other target populations. Social scientists frequently invoke external

Everyday Choices

Scholars and practitioners seek development solutions through the engineering and strengthening of state institutions. Yet, the state is not the only or the primary arena shaping how citizens,

External Validity and Meta‐Analysis

Pitfalls of “slippery indicators”: the importance of reading between the lines

Within the fi eld of social accountability, studies about “ community monitoring ” have made broad claims about “ what works ” – or not – in practice, with signi fi cant implications for practitioners

Social Brokerage: Accountability and the Social Life of Information

Social accountability initiatives seek to empower citizens to hold officials to account between and beyond elections, yet often meet with mixed results. This article highlights a neglected dimension

Does Political Oversight of the Bureaucracy Increase Accountability? Field Experimental Evidence from a Dominant Party Regime

  • Pia Raffler
  • Political Science
    American Political Science Review
  • 2022
Concerned with poor service delivery, a large literature studies accountability of politicians to voters. This article instead considers accountability relationships within governments—the ability of

Specification analysis for technology use and teenager well‐being: Statistical validity and a Bayesian proposal

A key issue in science is assessing robustness to data analysis choices, while avoiding selective reporting and providing valid inference. Specification Curve Analysis is a tool intended to prevent