Over the course of the workshop, participants will deepen their understanding of research evidence to be able to better judge, interpret and use it more confidently in their work.

Learning objectives:

● Describe the breadth of research available and identify possible sources of evidence for their work

● Describe the factors that should be considered to assess research quality & Trustworthiness

● Explain the processes, benefits and limitations of systematic reviews and rapid evidence assessments

● Assess and communicate research findings for a policy recommendation in a simulation based activity.

About the approach:

The Masterclass draws on the evidence for what we know supports effective professional learning and behaviour change. It puts participants into the thick of real decision-making and the challenge of using evidence, supporting them to reflect, learn and develop competencies by problem-solving with their peers. The content draws on examples of the use of evidence for policy within the context of Wales.

Who is this for?

The Evidence Masterclass is aimed at those working in social policy and practice who need evidence to help their day-to-day work. This is an in-house event for Welsh government and unfortunately not open to the public.

Friday 9th of December 2016
10:00am - 4:30pm


Speakers include

  • Dr Tony Munton, The Alliance for Useful Evidence Associate and Director of the RTK Ltd
  • Elena Oyon is Learning Services Manager, The Alliance for Useful Evidence