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Jonathan Breckon

Report

The experimenter’s inventory: a catalogue of experiments for decision-makers and professionals

What is experimentation in policy or practice? And why is an experiment worth investing in? This inventory provides a catalogue of experiments of different shapes and sizes, and simple advice on the pros and cons of different designs.
Report

Bodies of evidence

Following the signing of the 2017 Evidence Declaration, this report examines the role of the royal colleges, faculties and other professional bodies in mobilising evidence. With a wealth of examples provided by the declaration signatories themselves, the report offers nine practical recommendations for getting research...
Report

Public value: how can it be measured, managed and grown?

This paper brings together views from Nesta on better ways of mapping and measuring public value. It considers many fields - from health and culture to public services - to find more rounded and realistic ways of capturing the many dimensions of value created by...
Discussion paper

Using evidence: what works?

This discussion paper gives an introduction to, and discussion of, a project – The Science of Using Science – that reviewed the literature on effective strategies to increase the use of research evidence. The research was undertaken by the EPPI-Centre at UCL.
Guide

Using research evidence: a practice guide

This practice guide from the Alliance for Useful Evidence and Nesta's Innovation Skills Team, has been created to help you use research evidence to improve your work.