Tag: evidence&policy

  • The harms of hidden research – Part II

    Last week I wrote about the need for transparency in inequalities research –  how hidden research both reduces the truthfulness of its claims, and how it works against the collective nature of social science. This week I want to finish off my argument, and deal with the objections to transparent social science, and in particular to respond […]

  • The harms of hidden research

    It’s all about the ‘killer facts’. If you want to get social science into policy, then – as Alex Stevens’ wonderful covert ethnography of high-level policymaking shows – killer facts are the name of the game.  And we try hard on the blog to get these across to you, as often and clearly as we can. […]