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  • How evidence can help the UK’s economic growth

    7 December, 2012
      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. The importance of evidence is usually considered in...
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  • The Red Book for evidence

    6 December, 2012
      At Nesta we want to take the ‘open data’ campaign a step further. We are now calling for the creation of a ‘Red Book for Evidence’. This would reveal the evidence that’s behind policy decisions...
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  • The truth, the whole truth

    3 December, 2012
      In this guest blog Caroline Fiennes, the Director of Giving Evidence, investigates the value of failure and its usefulness as a source of evidence.  Thomas Edison failed more than 1,000 times before he eventually found...
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