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Applied Research and Methods (ARM)


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ARM works with GAO mission teams to design financial and performance audits and select and implement appropriate methodologies for obtaining and analyzing information. ARM is divided into “Centers,” which employ subject matter experts in many areas including qualitative and quantitative social science research methods, economics, data analysis, evaluation, statistics, surveys, and future-oriented analyses. 

ARM has Centers for:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Design Methods and Analysis
  • Economics
  • Statistics and Data Analysis 
  • Evaluation Methods and Issues
  • Library Services 

Some positions this team employs:

  • Statisticians 
  • Data Analysts
  • Economists 
  • Social Science Research Methodologists 
  • Library and Information Scientists 
  • Actuaries

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