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Randomistas

How Radical Researchers Are Changing Our World
Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
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Celebrated voice actor P.J. Ochlan lends his talents to this brilliant audiobook which highlights the use and impact of randomized studies as a path to provable truths in classic "Gladwell-esque" style. 

Social scientists have adopted the practices of more traditional scientists in the past few decades - using randomized trials to design policies aimed at improving educational levels, lowering crime rates, elevating employment rates, and improving living standards among the poor. 

Andrew Leigh and P.J. Ochlan bring the lives of these radical researchers to life as their experiments to overturn conventional wisdom lead to breakthroughs like finding the cure for scurvy and discovering what policies really improve literacy rates. 

Providing a fascinating account of key studies from across the globe and the challenges randomistas have faced in getting these studies accepted, Leigh reveals how these groundbreaking scientists have shaped life as we know it.   

©2018 Andrew Leigh (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Lorenzo Solano
  • 23-01-19

Cristal clear

Love it. Very clear even for non-nesearchers like me. Good references and practical advices for consumers about how to get information about products.

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  • 30-12-18

Very important and easy to follow

I think everyone should listen to this book. The subject is technical, but expressed in lay man's terms, and shows the importance of increasing the accuracy and reliability of science.