Consider the difference between empirical scientific evidence and anecdotal evidence. Explain which is considered more useful to the study of public policy and state why.
using the e-Activity, identify 2-3 policies of your choice and discuss which type of evidence is most appropriate for the policies you identified.
Visit The White House Briefing Room to read “FACT SHEET: The President’s Framework for Shared Prosperity and Shared Fiscal Responsibility” dated April 13, 2011 at
Using the policies listed below, create one of each of the following (for a total of four arguments): (a) normative argument; (b) positive argument; (c) anecdotal argument; and (d) evidence-based argument.
- State policy: Homeland Security 4.0: Overcoming Centralization, Complacency, and Politics
- Local policy: Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988-
- Federal policy: The Smash Potatoes Regulation