The Alliance for Useful Evidence champions the use of evidence in social policy and practice.
We are an open–access network of more than 1,800 individuals from across government, universities, charities, business and local authorities in the UK and internationally.
The following two-part video was produced as a virtual keynote address for the Ontario Education Research Symposium, Canada (18-20 February, 2014). Sandra Nutley and Huw Davies were asked to talk about their provocation paper on 'What counts as good evidence?'
Making research useful via visualisation: The case for better visualisation
This half-day conference looked at why data visualisation is important. Focusing on current uses of data visualisation and exploring how different sectors – media, government, charities and academia - make effective use of data visualisations.
Friday 20th of June 2014 Nesta, 1 Plough Place, London, EC4A 1DE
Learning from Research: Systematic reviews for informing policy decisions, December 2013
This guide describes the logic of a systematic review, mixed methods reviews, the main stages of undertaking a review and some of the key issues to consider during the process.
From the blog
Evidence-based policy: data has its limits
Dr. Warren Pearce asks why, when there is such widespread support for evidence-based policy, is it so hard in practice? The answer, he argues, can be found in an array of definitions used for evidence and the shifting nature of policy that demands different kinds of evidence at different times.
House of Commons inquiry explores potential of real time analysis of social media
A House of Commons science and technology committee inquiry is looking into the potential benefits of real-time analysis of social media. According to a report for the Alliance, published last year, social media data could play an important role in policy making and public service delivery, Jason Leavey writes.
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