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  • Blog
  • 8th Dec 2016

Embracing insights from many sources

Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) often represent the best, fastest and most statistically straightforward way of determining whether a new intervention works. This is why RCTs are central to what we do at the Behavioural Insights Team. We can’t be sure that an intervention is going to translate from a lab…

  • Academic publication
  • 23rd Mar 2017

Increasing social trust with an ice-breaking exercise – an RCT carried out with NCS participants

This paper reports the results of a small scale randomised controlled trial carried out by the Behavioural Insights Team in partnership with the National Citizens Service (NCS) and The Challenge, a charity that acts as a delivery organisation for NCS.

  • Blog
  • 7th Jul 2017

A first for children's social care: findings from our new trial

For children growing up in turbulent households the outcomes are stark. Young people in receipt of social care attain drastically lower than average GCSE grades, have an increased chance of suffering poor physical and mental health and, worryingly, are more likely to have offspring who endure a similarly detrimental childhood.…

  • 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
  • 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…