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A new paper, published today by the Alliance for Useful Evidence, looks at how local authorities and their partners are using evidence to develop strategy, prioritise spending and redesign services.13.05.2013
Social media has the richest, largest and most dynamic evidence base for human behaviour that has ever existed and will transform research for public policy. But policy makers must take heed of serious potential questions of ethics and robustness according to Jamie Bartlett, Director of the recently set up Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos.11.01.2013
In this guest blog Professor Jonathan Shepherd writes on how increasing public and third sector investment in crime and justice and education research will increase economic growth.07.12.2012
There are many myths and misunderstandings surrounding randomized trials, an increasing part of international development and social policy. Surprisingly, the best cuppa may have inspired the creation of RCTs, according to historian Rhodri Hayward at Queen Mary, University of London.07.12.2012