Week 6 Individual Project: infotech in global economy
Models are only useful if they help us identify key aspects of policy, mimic reality, communicate concepts in a meaningful way, give means by which they can be tested, and hypothesize about the causes and consequences of public policy.
A. Order and Simplify Reality
Models need to strike a balance between simplifying reality in order to analyze political life and the danger of oversimplifying.
B. Identify What Is Significant
A difficult task in applying any model is determining what aspects of public policy must be included.