• By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Wednesday 11th September, 2013
Evaluation EvidenceStandards of Evidence

To RCT or not to RCT?

Whitehall is abuzz with discussion about randomised controlled trials in public policy. The dark art has come to the water cooler.RCTs offer the best way of telling if a social policy intervention does or doesn’t work, because they compare the outcomes for people who received that intervention with those of people who did not. This is a crucial but tough and sometimes costly test to meet &nd…

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