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RTI Press Occasional Paper

Exploring some uses for instrumental-variable calibration weighting

The WTADJX procedure incorporated into the 2012 release of SUDAAN 11® does instrumental-variable calibration weighting using a flexible nonlinear weight-adjustment function. We review the theory behind this procedure and discuss two potential...

RTI Press Occasional Paper

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

The sophisticated methods of neuroscience—including molecular genetics, structural and functional neuroimaging, animal models, and experimental tasks that approximate real-world behaviors in human research—have yielded important insights about...

RTI Press Policy Brief

The enabling environment

Indoor air pollution from biomass cooking is a significant contributor to the global burden of disease. To date there is a lack of global guidance on household energy use and health, and there are few national-scale cookstove programs. Where...

RTI Press Occasional Paper

Creating jobs that reduce poverty

Can "gazelles" create jobs and reduce poverty in developing countries? Researchers at RTI International think they might be a key resource in generating the hundreds of millions of jobs needed to absorb new entrants to the global labor market...

RTI Press Occasional Paper

Criteria for evaluating general database migration tools

Software updates often involve data migration, especially when converting legacy software implemented to interface with outdated relational database management systems or other nonrelational database electronic files. Moreover, many software...

RTI Press Occasional Paper

Decentralization for high-quality education

As developing countries seek to improve the quality of their education systems, one approach they are considering is decentralization. But transforming a centralized system into one that is decentralized and high quality is a complex undertaking...

RTI Press Research Report

Americans’ perceived and actual understanding of energy

To address the lack of information about American’s perceived and actual knowledge related to energy, RTI researchers measured three concepts: perceived understanding of energy, demonstrated energy knowledge, and the ability to interpret an...

RTI Press Book

Shale gas

Shale gas has the potential to transform the U.S. energy-based economy in the electricity, transportation, and chemical sectors. U.S. success can be expected to translate to Europe and other parts of the world. Shale gas production is uniquely...

RTI Press Methods Report

Synthesized population databases

Because they can spread to humans, infections and diseases in poultry and other livestock populations are of keen interest to public health officials. Officials need to plan for a rapid response, and to do so, they need information about where...