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.

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.

 e-Activity

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

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/04/13/fact-sheet-presidents-framework-shared-prosperity-and-shared-fiscal-resp (Links to an external site.)

 

Question 2

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.

Policies

  • 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
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