In this guest blog, Professor Ceri J. Philips discusses the value of evaluation to policy and practice.
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Jo Casebourne discusses the role of the Alliance for Useful Evidence as an honest broker, aiming to raise the quality of both the supply and demand for evidence, and advance the campaign to make this process transparent.
A blog from Ruth Puttick, Nesta, for the Alliance, tackling the issue of how we prevent the current emphasis on 'what works' from stifling innovation.
In this guest blog following the launch of the Alliance for Useful Evidence, Professor Jonathan Shepherd discusses how increasing the demand for rigorous evidence will involve capitalising on the instinct of all decision makers.
We are delighted to announce the creation of the Alliance for Useful Evidence, a partnership project between Nesta, the Big Lottery Fund and the ESRC.
Ruth Puttick explores the issue of multiple interpretations of evidence and the challenges this poses for policy-making.
Dan James explores opportunities which the opening-up of data offers.
Ruth Puttick draws attention to the importance of the public as a key ally in both advancing the evidence agenda and helping to demand better evidence to underpin the decision-making in public services.
To begin our second week of blogs, Ruth Puttick explores the conflicts which can emerge between research and political ideology.
Ruth Puttick discusses the value of being more open and frank about negative findings .
Ruth Puttick discusses the need to stimulate the demand for evidence and the importance of ensuring that evidence is both easier to understand and decision-makers find it much harder to ignore.
Ruth Puttick explores and addresses the myths around the practice of RCTs.