Policy Outcomes

Policy Outcomes

(Note: Refer to Chapter 6 Review Question 4 for criterion 1.)
1 Construct constitutive and operational definitions for any three (3) of the
actions and outcome variables listed in the shaded box under Review
Question 1 at the end of Chapter 6. (Note: The box includes Program
expenditure, Equality of educational opportunity, Energy consumption,
etc.)
(Note: Refer to Chapter 6 Review Question 5 for criterion 2.)
2 Identify three (3) policy problems listed in the shaded box under Review
Question 5 and determine an appropriate indicator or index that would help
determine whether each of the identified problems are being solved
through government action. Justify your position on each. (Note: The box
includes Work alienation, School dropouts, Poverty, etc.)
(Note: Refer to Chapter 6 Review Question 13 for criterion 3.)
3 Construct valid rebuttals to the following argument using at least four (4)
threats to validity: (B) The greater the cost of an alternative, the less likely
it is that the alternative will be pursued. (W) The enforcement of the
maximum speed limit of 55 mph increases the costs of exceeding the
speed limit. (I) The mileage death rate fell from 4.3 to 3.6 deaths per 100
million miles after the implementation of the 55-mph speed limit. (C) The
55-mph speed limit (National Speed Law of 1973) has been definitely
successful in saving lives.