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The outputs are, in simplest terms, public policy decisions to do or not do something. 2. %2;´ 7KHSROLWLFDOV\VWHPWUDQVODWHVLQSXWVLQWRRXWSXWV 7KHVWUXFWXUDOVRFLDOSROLWLFDODQGHFRQRPLF HQYLURQPHQWVLQIOXHQFHSROLWLFDODQGSROLF\PDNLQJ DFWLYLWLHV 2XWSXWV /DZV 5HJXODWLRQV 'HFLVLRQV )HHGEDFNLQIOXHQFHVWKHSROLWLFDO V\VWHPDQGWKHQDWXUHRIWKH GHPDQGVWKDWFRQWLQXHWKHF\FOH The challenge in thinking about policy as the product of a system lies in understanding how policy makers translate sets of inputs into outputs.
After some discussion, we concluded that evidence is useful in policy debate, but it is not always necessary. Sometimes, the imagery and symbolism one associates with a policy—the image of a school that looks and in some ways works like a jail, in this case—are sufficient to carry an argument. Thus, while one can gather considerable information on the relationship between school security and the educational environment, one need not necessarily have all the evidence at hand if one’s argument strikes a chord with the public and decision makers.
7 million study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—a highly respected institution devoted to health issues—to track the effectiveness of the program. However, the evaluators have not yet published results of their research on the fundamental question of DARE’s effectiveness. Why, then, does DARE remain so popular? ” The first reason DARE remains popular is because people believe it works, because they draw on anecdotal evidence—that is, personal experience—to draw conclusions about its effectiveness.