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  • Blog
  • 1st Feb 2018

Why text?

At BIT, we send a lot of text messages. It’s not just us - other behavioural scientists use them a lot too. In fact, you could wonder aloud whether we have any other ideas. In the last six years we’ve used text messages to increase fine repayments, GCSE pass-rates, University…

  • Blog
  • 1st Nov 2017

Running RCTs with complex interventions

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade, and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard” - JFK It is no secret that we are big fans  of the use of randomised controlled trials as a means of working out whether…

  • Academic publication
  • 25th Oct 2017

Evaluation of Complex Whole-School Interventions: Methodological and Practical Considerations

Evaluating the impact of complex whole-school interventions (CWSIs) is challenging.

  • Blog
  • 21st Apr 2017

Introducing Promptable: A BI Venture

Over the last three years, we’ve been working as part of the Adult Skills and Knowledge (ASK) research centre on a series of trials that use text messages to boost attendance and grades at further education colleges. We’ve learned a lot about how to get students to show up to…

  • Academic publication
  • 19th Apr 2017

I get by with a little help from my friends: Two field experiments on social support and attendance in further education colleges in the UK

In recent years, there has been an increasing recognition that broader socioeconomic and environmental conditions such as school climate and the availability of peer, parental, and tutor support shape motivation and educational success as much as, or more than, individual-level factors such as personality.

  • Blog
  • 24th Mar 2017

Supportive text messaging to encourage student success

Today, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has announced that they are funding three interventions to help improve outcomes for 16-18-year-old students who are resitting their GCSEs. We are excited that the social support intervention we’ve developed is one of them. Many of us might take for granted that someone in…

  • Blog
  • 18th Oct 2016

Applying behavioural insights to legacy giving

Legacy giving is an important part of the landscape of charitable giving in the UK, accounting for almost a quarter of all donations, with many charities dependent on these donations to survive. However, while a third (35 per cent) of people say that they would be happy to leave a…