Causal Inference: What was it, what is it and what will it become?

Causality refers to the direct relationship between a set of events. This relationship enables researchers to describe scientific histories and mysteries and how they might be associated with current phenomena. That said, the process in which scientists decide whether or not two variables are associated or causal (also known as…

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3ie London Evidence Week

3ie London Evidence Week  is  a series of events that brings evaluators, researchers, policymakers and programme managers together to explore the challenges and opportunities in using high-quality evidence to inform decision-making.

These events will take place from 11-15 April at venues in the London School of Hygiene…

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Lunchtime Seminar: Evaluating systems for health using boundary critique

Update: slides now available.

Location: LG24, LSHTM, Keppel Street
Date: 27 April 2016
Time: 12.45 – 2pm
Speaker: Martin Reynolds, The Open University, UK
Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.


Two professional domains – evaluation (with big…

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Realist Evaluation & the MRC Framework

Dr. Adam Fletcher, University of Cardiff
15.02.2016. Today, Dr. Adam Fletcher, Reader at the School of Social Science at the University of Cardiff, and Deputy Director of DECIPHer, spoke about how the ‘realist’ perspective, which has been successfully applied to many trials, should be expanded to include the…

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How to Commission Evaluations of National Policy Pilots

Stefanie Ettelt and Nicholas Mays published a discussion paper and blog on the issue of commissioning national evaluations of policy pilots. It is written from a UK perspective, drawing on experience from health and social care.
To read the blog please click HERE
To read the discussio paper click HERE…

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