Robert de Vries

Blog post

Can social science still be used as a foundation for public policy? On improving the reliability of evidence

John Jerrim and Robert de Vries argue a radical overhaul is needed of how social science is published and produced for it to provide a helpful basis for public policy. More progress is needed in particular over the lack of transparency of the research process...
Journal article

The limitations of quantitative social science for informing public policy

Abstract Quantitative social science (QSS) has the potential to make an important contribution to public policy. However it also has a number of limitations. The aim of this paper is to explain these limitations to a non-specialist audience and to identify a number of ways...