The Center for Applied Network Analysis and System Science applies rigorous network research methods to pressing policy challenges. This work provides important insights about the structural, contextual, and societal factors that influence physical, human, and organizational systems.
Methods Centers at Pardee RAND
The development and application of innovative methodologies has long been a hallmark of RAND research. Today, RAND and Pardee RAND are building on this history of innovation. The Methods Centers at Pardee RAND are an investment in the type of methodological and analytic innovation the policy community needs. Drawing on the expertise of more than 1,000 world-class researchers, faculty, and students, the Methods Centers organize RAND's diverse base of expertise around a set of interlocking and leading-edge analytic domains to create the next generation of research methods and tools.
By design, the centers
- increase the analytic expertise of our research staff, faculty, and students through mentoring, training, and professional development activities
- enhance the quality and rigor of our research through archiving, expert consultation, and internal dissemination of the most advanced methods and tools available
- accelerate the development and application of analytic methods and tools across the policy spectrum, and
- raise the profile of our analytic capabilities among the scientific community, policymakers, philanthropists, clients, and other stakeholders.