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Randomised Controlled Trials: as old as the Old Testament

by Stephen Tall on May 1, 2014

I never tire of reminding liberals suspicious of evidence-based policy informed by Randomised Controlled Trials that they are literally are a liberal idea: they’re founded on father-of-liberalism John Stuart Mill’s ‘method of difference’ through which the observed difference between two (…)

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Tim Harford on the ‘evidence revolution’ taking place in education

by Stephen Tall on April 27, 2013

Tim ‘Undercover Economist’ Harford has a terrific piece in today’s FT — An evidence revolution — highlighting the use of research to inform and improve education. He picks up on the aspect of evidence-informed policy which has always excited my (…)

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