Publications

Archive

  • The Challenges of Evidence

    November 2013
    This paper by Dr Ruth Levitt explores some of the challenges of using evidence including contingency, attributing causality, time lag and different interpretations of impact.
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  • Social Media and Public Policy

    September 2013
    This report considers whether social media data can improve the quality and timeliness of the evidence base that informs public policy. Can the myriad of human connections and interactions on the web provide insight to enable...
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  • The Secrets of Success

    July 2013
    The report by Charlotte Ravenscroft at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations looks at how a small group of UK charitable funders use and share evidence in practice, particularly how they find their evidence, use this...
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  • Lessons from Abroad

    July 2013
    The UK has some world-leading institutions that produce and translate evidence into policy and practice. But what can we learn from overseas? This brief by Ashley Lenihan outlines some of the different approaches taken by foreign...
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  • Evidence for the Frontline

    June 2013
    A report for the Alliance by Dr Jonathan Sharples, explores what can be drawn from the advances across a range of fields to mobilise research knowledge more effectively for practice in policing, teaching, probation, health and...
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  • What Works Wales

    May 2013
    A discussion paper for the Alliance for Useful Evidence by Megan Mathias. Written to coincide with and inform discussion ahead of the What Works Wales seminar in Cardiff on 17 May 2013.
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  • Squaring the Circle

    May 2013
    Derrick Johnstone considers fundamental questions of how local authorities and their partners are making use of evidence as they try to square the circle: that is, tackle the seemingly impossible challenge of reconciling substantial cuts in...
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  • What Counts as Good Evidence?

    February 2013
    This provocation paper from Sandra Nutley, Alison Powell and Huw Davies, reviews the extent to which it is possible to reach a workable consensus on ways of identifying and labeling evidence. What Counts as Good Evidence?...
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