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  • n. Plural form of outcome.


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  • And if anybody says that the inequality in outcomes is because of racial differences in, say, intelligence, well that just proves they are evil and must have quotas imposed uponthem.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Bruce Bartlett’s Attack on Libertarianism

  • One of the outcomes is an online forum of 100 outlook pages exploring a wide range of scientific disciplines and technologies, from dark energy to climate change to technologies of cooperation to ecosystem modeling to programmable materials.

    Boing Boing

  • I’d agree the difference in outcomes is much driven by parental self selection, but saying all of it is is a bit daft.

    Matthew Yglesias » Vouchers in DC

  • To the extent that policymakers are interested in long-term outcomes for vulnerable children, they need to be interested in the underperformance of schools.

    Cheryl Smithgall, Ph.D.: Vulnerable Children, Underperforming Schools: The Need for Cross-Agency Collaboration

  • Caveat : As information about long-term outcomes was not available, researchers were unable to report on any changes in mortality rates for men and women over time.

    Predicting ADHD Risk From Birth

  • Once a cause becomes a central concern a researcher has a vested interest in outcomes assuming that advocacy is associated with his research specialty.

    Advocacy in Science: a Parasitic Practice

  • Many studies conclude that resistance of any sort quantitatively increases your likelihood of a violent outcome, although there are limitations that make these conclusions debatable (see “The Relationship between Victim Resistance and Injury in Noncommercial Robbery”, Philip J. Cook, The Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Jun., 1986), pp. 405 – 416, The University of Chicago Press); in any case, the efficacy of resistance on outcomes is simply not cut anddried.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » NRA Convention report

  • Measuring teachers based on student outcomes is a failed strategy, and will ultimately create poorer graduates - let's hope they fix this before it creates irreparable damage.

    good business

  • Off the top of my head the best example of focusing on outcomes is President Kennedy's proclamation: "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth."


  • Tabarrok cites a paper by Mark Duggan which claims that Medicaid chooses the most expensive antipsychotic drugs without any apparent improvement in outcomes over less expensive medications.

    The High-Cost Producer, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty


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