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Unformatted text preview: effect play a huge role as well. Especially since ‘policies are hypotheses’ the accuracy of the hypothesis must be measured in order to see the full effects. The discussion of costs came into play a lot in research discussions and the cost-benefit analysis discussed within these articles shows just how important it is to take these factors into account. The outcomes of data may be greatly affected by the fund allotted. Discussions of rationality in the readings also play a part in the research because human error plays a part in ever study as well as determining every policy which goes into effect. I thought that the readings were a culmination of the course overall because they discussed the necessity for research in social science which is an area where I had personally very little knowledge before the class. I think that the readings showed just how much research plays a role in politics. It gave me a new perspective along with the class as to just how important analysis is....
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- Spring '11
- Social Science