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- 14th Dec 2017
Data science at BIT - first year report
This morning sees the publication of BIT’s first data science report. It marks the culmination of twelve months of work by our data science team, which was inaugurated in January 2017. The team have worked across policy areas from education to health to children’s social care and road safety, and…
- 14th Dec 2017
Using Data Science in Policy
The first report from BIT's Data Science team
- 5th Jul 2018
What do evidence and olives have in common?
People can learn in a number of ways - through direct instruction, such as early lessons from parents; through watching what other people do and learning from their actions; or through our own experiences and trial and error. Psychologists have long studied the way in which we learn from our…
- 21st Sep 2018
Randomisation and the Avengers - a critique of Thanos' methodology
SPOILERS—Don't read this post if you haven't seen the latest Avengers film! Before Chadwick Boseman, before Chris Hemsworth - before even Robert Downey Junior, comic books and superheroes were the exclusive domain of nerds. In these dark days, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is everywhere, with millions of people now…
- 22nd Aug 2019
The importance of replication
If you’ve ever run a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT), you know how exciting it is to find a solution that works.
Alex is Chief Scientist and Director of Research and Evaluation at BIT. His recent published work has been on police body-worn cameras and he has led a number of large-scale randomised-controlled trials in education. Before joining BIT, Alex was at RAND Europe for 5.5 years, and spent three years coordinating and teaching…
- 10th Sep 2021
British and European Values - are they one and the same?
There is a mismatch between the way we see ourselves and the way we see others
- 29th Sep 2021
The public has a good understanding of coronavirus risk, but there are still big misconceptions
On ‘Freedom Day’ (July 19th 2021) England entered a new phase in its approach to managing coronavirus. Instead of legislation mandating behaviours, guidance will help people use their own judgement to make risk-based decisions. This change means it is especially important for policymakers to understand how people think about coronavirus risk.…
- 30th Sep 2021
Improving people’s risk perception of coronavirus
What factors affect how people perceive risk? And can we design interventions that help to make risk perception more accurate?
- 4th Nov 2021
Get-Greener, a new tool to help people change their behaviour and lower their carbon emissions
BIT and Energy Systems Catapult have developed a beta version of a new tool - Get-Greener.com - to help identify the best steps to cut carbon emissions