Getting evidence into everyday practice is a hard nut to crack. In this guest blog, Brian Haynes uses his pioneering 6S model to discuss how evidence can be made more accessible to practitioners on the frontline.
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In this guest blog, Penny Young, the Chief Executive of Natcen Social Research, explores why social research is not (yet) having a great enough effect on making society better and what we can learn from other research disciplines.
Guardian Live Chat discussing the new What Works centres and their impact on policy, Friday 22 March, 12-2pm.
In this guest blog, Loic Menzies draws on his own experience as a secondary school teacher to champion the importance of developing nuanced judgement to decide 'what works' in a particular situation, alongside the value of evidence-informed practice in the classroom.
Ruth Levitt and William Solesbury, Visiting Fellows at King's College London, blog about governments' use of tsars in policy making.
This guest blog from Peter Neyroud reveals that the evidence about 'what works' in policing doesn't always align with intuition and collective assumptions, and discusses the importance of the role of the new College of Policing in enhancing knowledge and evidence within the profession.
David Walker, Chair of the ESRC Methods and Infrastructure Committee, discusses the Administrative Data Taskforce, and the potential rewards for public policy and social science of bringing together administrative data with academic investigation.