'Testing for Analysts' Bias in Crime Prevention Experiments: Can We Accept Eisner's One-Tailed Test?
Eisner (Journal of Experimental Criminology, this issue, 2009) suggests that developer-led evaluations often make programs look better than independent evaluations do because the former suffer systematic biases in favor of prevention success. Yet, his proposed remedies suffer their own systematic bias, constituting a 'one-tailed' test of bias in only one direction. In this response we suggest that a more objective assessment of 'analysts' effects' requires a 'two-tailed' test of bias, in which...[Show more]
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