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Nancy Cartwright

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About the author and department

Personal webpage (Durham):
https://www.dur.ac.uk/philosophy/staff/?id=10659

LSE Philosophy Department:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/philosophy/home.aspx

Relevant research

Cartwright, N. Hunting Causes and Using Them: Approaches in Philosophy and Economics. Cambridge University Press, 2007. LSE Research Online no: 20464 http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/20464/

Cartwright, N. ‘Evidence-Based Policy: What’s to be done about Relevance?’ Philosophical Studies 143 (1), 127-136, 2009.http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/30214/

Cartwright, N. ‘What are Randomised Controlled Trials Good For?’ Philosophical Studies 147 (1),59-70, 2010. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/31845/

Cartwright, N. ‘Will This Policy Work for You? Predicting Effectiveness Better: How Philosophy Helps’ Philosophy of Science, 79 (5), 973-989, 2012. LSE Research Online no: 37070 http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/37070/

Cartwright, N. Evidence Based Policy: A Practical Guide to Doing it Right. (with Jeremy Hardie) Oxford University Press, 2012. LSE Research Online no: 51407 http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/51407/

Evidence of impact

Example #1: Evaluating the impact of aid initiatives

Broadening the Range of Design and Methods for Impact Development. Department for International Development, Working paper 38, April 2012:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/67427/design-method-impact-eval.pdf

Michael Woolcock ‘Using case studies to explore the external validity of ‘complex’ development interactions’ WIDER Working Paper No 2013/096. October 2013. http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/working-papers/2013/en_GB/wp2013-096/

World Bank blog on development impact http://blogs.worldbank.org//impactevaluations/why-similarity-wrong-concept-external-validity

Example #2: Evaluating talking therapies

The New Savoy Partnership Consensus Statement: http://www.newsavoypartnership.org/consensus-statement.htm

UKCP evidence to the Health Select Committee inquiry into NICE, Autumn 2012 and news of reaction from NICE: http://www.ukcp.org.uk/news/battle-to-access-childrens-mental-health-services

Example #3: Reviewing effectiveness of the UK child protection system

Cartwright, ND and Munro, E (2010) ‘The limitations of randomized controlled trials in predicting effectiveness,’ Journal of evaluation of clinical practice, 16(2), 260-266. ISSN 1356-1294

Munro, E (2011) The Munro Review of Child Protection, Final Report: A Child-centred System. London. Department for Education. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/munro-review-of-child-protection-final-report-a-child-centred-system

Confirmation of acceptance of the report’s recommendations by UK government https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-child-centred-system-the-governments-response-to-the-munro-review-of-child-protection

Munro, E. 2012 Progress Report: Moving towards a child-centred system, London, DfE. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/180861/DFE-00063-2012.pdf

Munro, E. 2013 Working together to Safeguard Children, 2013, London, DfE. (Implementation of Recommendations) http://media.education.gov.uk/assets/files/pdf/w/working%20together.pdf

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