Posts Tagged “randomised control trials”

Nate Silver, Donald Trump and the polls (AKA: question data, doubt certainty)

by Stephen Tall on November 9, 2016

Embed from Getty Images I’m shocked, stunned and just a little bit scared. So I’m not going even to attempt to write something coherent about President-elect Trump. While Brexit made things uncertain for the UK, the US election has made (…)

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Good intentions are not enough. Evaluation is essential

by Stephen Tall on November 20, 2014

I wrote an article for the latest edition of Philanthropy Impact magazine — now available online here — wearing my day-job hat as Development Director of the Education Endowment Foundation. Here’s what I said… Good intentions aren’t enough. Let me (…)

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If you’re interested in evidence-based policy, read this paper by Ben Goldacre now

by Stephen Tall on March 14, 2013

Last October, I wrote a brief post, So you like evidence-based policy? Here’s a couple of crucial things to remember…: To me, evidence-based policy is at heart a very liberal process. First, it demands that you measure your intended outcomes (…)

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Ben Goldacre’s Bad Evidence should be Good News for liberals

by Stephen Tall on January 3, 2013

If you’ve any interest at all in evidence-based public policy, then do listen to Ben Goldacre’s Bad Evidence, available for the next 6 days on BBC iPlayer here. It’s a fascinating exploration of the issues around using randomised control trials (…)

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A little bit about my job. A whole lot more about the importance of evidence-based policy and RCTs.

by Stephen Tall on November 23, 2012

A rare work-focused post follows… It’s been almost a year since I started a new job, working at the Education Endowment Foundation. It’s a new grant-making charity, a rare combination of a start-up with money (you can normally be one (…)

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