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Who should be responsible for policy evaluation?

The Guardian has published a note by Nick Axford on when a charity might wish to carry out a randomised controlled trial. Axford works for a charity which promotes the use of evidence in designing services for children and families.  … Continue reading

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A Gini coefficient for volunteering?

The Gini coefficient is used to measure income inequality.   It struck me on my way in that it would be great to have something like that for volunteering.  Bear with me…  John Mohan has used a concept called the “civic core” … Continue reading

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A glimpse of what might have been

A fascinating seminar today on the Big Society – presented by Pete Alcock and Bernard Harris.  It made me think about what I would have been doing if I hadn’t e-mailed John Mohan and been sold on the idea of quantitative … Continue reading

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Values and conflict in the voluntary sector

Malin Arvidson, who is part of the Third Sector Research Centre, gave a seminar yesterday about some of the work she has been doing on the Real Times project.  The Real Times project is longitudinal (which means that it follows people … Continue reading

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