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The Experimenter's Inventory

A framework for thinking about the choices available to an agency, ministry or organisation that wants to experiment.

What is experimentation in policy or practice? And why is an experiment worth investing in?

What can an experiment tell you? And when or where might it fall short?

Answers to these questions are often complicated and unclear. This inventory provides an antidote: a catalogue of experiments of different shapes and sizes, and simple advice on the pros and cons of different designs.

Authors

Anna Hopkins

Anna Hopkins

Anna Hopkins

Researcher, Alliance for Useful Evidence

Anna's role involved conducting research and writing reports and case-studies to champion the use of evidence in social policy and practice.

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Jonathan Breckon

Jonathan Breckon

Jonathan Breckon

Director, Alliance for Useful Evidence

Jonathan Breckon has 15 years experience in policy, research and public affairs.

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