The Alliance is delivering this Evidence Masterclass for members of the NI Assembly's research and information service. 'Using Research for Social Policy and Practice' is an interactive one-day course on how to use research evidence.  The aim of the event is to further support skills in ‘compiling, assimilating, distilling, interpreting and presenting a strong evidence base’ (Policy Profession Knowledge and Skills Framework 2013) using existing published research.

Those completing the masterclass will know more about finding the right sorts of research relevant to their policy question - such as randomised controlled trials, longitudinal research, cost-benefit analyses, behavioural research, and systematic reviews. It will also develop participants' understanding of the quality and trustworthiness of research – and show the best ways to access it. The focus is on real-world implementation with a number of hands on exercises. The masterclass aims to improve participants' ability to understand and make policy recommendations, when evidence is just one part of the messy mix influencing public policy decisions.

This is an in-house event for information and research staff based in Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast and unfortunately not open to the public.

Friday 21st of October 2016 - Friday 21st of October 2016
10:00am - 4:00pm

Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Speakers include

  • Tony Munton and Peter O'Neill