CEDIL lecture: evidence standards and justifiable evidence claims
Professor David Gough (UCL Institute of Social Science Research) delivered a lecture on the use of evidence standards to make justifiable claims that informed decisions in policy, practice and personal decision making.
Speaker: David Gough, professor of evidence informed policy and practice, and director of EPPI-Centre, UCL Institute of Social Science Research
6 February 2019 12:45 PM – 2:00 PM GMT
Venue: Rose Room, LG 6 and 7, Keppel Street, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London UK
David Gough spoke about the use of evidence standards to make evidence claims in relation to primary research, reviews of research (making statements about the nature of the evidence base), and guidance and recommendations informed by research. He explained the need to go beyond testing the trustworthiness (quality appraisal) of individual studies and discussed the ways in which evidence standards are used to make evidence claims to inform decisions in policy, practice, and personal decision making.
This lecture was part of a monthly lecture series organized by CEDIL and the Centre for Evaluation, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. If you would like to find out more about CEDIL’s work, sign up to their mailing list here.