Means and Ends : a Comparative Study of Empirical Methods for Investigating Governance and Performance

  title={Means and Ends : a Comparative Study of Empirical Methods for Investigating Governance and Performance},
  author={Carolyn J. Heinrich and Laurence E. Lynn},
Scholars within different disciplines employ a wide range of empirical approaches to understanding how, why and with what consequences government is organized. We first review recent statistical modeling efforts in the areas of education, job-training, welfare reform and drug abuse treatment and assess recent advances in quantitative research designs. We then estimate governance models with two different data sets in the area of job training using three different statistical approaches… CONTINUE READING
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