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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Scoping: Why Before How

    1. Context (Co)

    2. Needs (N)

    3. Vision (V)

    4. Outcome (O)

    5. Seeing the Big Picture

  2. Chapter 2 What Next?

    1. Refining the Vision

    2. Deep Dive: Real Estate and Public Transit

    3. Deep Dive Continued: Working Forward

    4. Deep Dive Continued: Scaffolding

    5. Verifying Understanding

    6. Getting Our Hands Dirty

  3. Chapter 3 Arguments

    1. Audience and Prior Beliefs

    2. Claims

    3. Evidence, Justification, and Rebuttals

    4. Deep Dive: Improving College Graduation Rates

  4. Chapter 4 Patterns of Reasoning

    1. Categories of Disputes

    2. General Topics

    3. Special Arguments

  5. Chapter 5 Causality

    1. Defining Causality

    2. Designs

    3. Intervention Designs

    4. Observational Designs

    5. Natural Experiments

    6. Statistical Methods

  6. Chapter 6 Putting It All Together

    1. Deep Dive: Predictive Model for Conversion Probability

    2. Deep Dive: Calculating Access to Microfinance

    3. Wrapping Up

  7. Appendix Further Reading