Weekly links | Week of the 1st April
Here are five blogs or papers that we’ve found interesting this week. Remember — please send us whatever you’re reading so we can share with the Centre members. Have a great weekend!
- ‘Development interventions have similarities to medical treatments: if you treat superficial symptoms rather than the underlying pathology, or if you give the wrong medicine, you will not cure the illness.’ This, and much more excellent advice/reminders from
- An older paper from Penelope Hawe looked in-depth at how a control group in an Australian trial understood being ‘controlled’, and how this might have biased the results (towards no effect).
- Synthesis Theme Leader, Kathryn Oliver, has just published an article on the nuances of ‘co-production’ in research, asking: do the costs outweigh the benefits?
- More thoughts on the statistical-significance debates. Andrew Gelman wonders why he’s bothering to weigh-in, when this debate has raged on for many decades. He thinks he, and his collaborators, have alternatives to offer.
- On the World Bank Impact blog, Markus Goldstein summarises some of the work economists have been doing to understand how ‘edutainment’ can reduce (attitudes about) intimate-partner violence.