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Science Alert, Study Warns That Science as We Know It is Evolving into Something Shoddy and Unreliable (September 21, 2016)

SSIR, Lisbeth Schorr & Srik Gopal, Broadening the Evidence Base Without “Defining Evidence Down” (August 3, 2016)

Patrick Lester, Defining Evidence Down (July 14, 2016)

Srik Gopal & Lisbeth B. Schorr, Getting “Moneyball” Right in the Social Sector (June 2, 2016)

American Enterprise Institute, Do Randomized Controlled Trials Meet the “Gold Standard”? (March 2016)

Lisbeth Schorr, CSSP / SSIR, Reconsidering Evidence: What It Means and How We Use It (January 8, 2016)

Washington Post, Are Think Tanks Obsolete? (October 5, 2015)

Vox, Most Research Spending is Wasted on Bad Studies. These Billionaires Want to Change That (October 4, 2015)

Slate, Wonks for Hire: Elizabeth Warren Challenged a Think Tank Over Iffy, Industry-backed Research. There’s a Lot More Where that Came From (October 2, 2015)

Washington Post, Opinion: When Good Governments (or Any Governments) Base Policies on Bad Research (September 9, 2015)

Robert Slavin, What Counts as Research? (August 20, 2015)

Robert Slavin, Who Opposes Evidence-Based Reform? (August 13, 2015)

Arnold Foundation, Why Government Needs More Randomized Controlled Trials: Refuting the Myths (July 24, 2015)

SSIR, The Promise of Lean Experimentation (Summer 2015)

SSIR, Why the Social Sector Needs the Scientific Method (July 22, 2015)

London School of Economics, The Case Against the Journal Article: The Age of Publisher Authority is Going, Going, Gone – And We’ll Be Just Fine (July 14, 2015)

Vox, Science is Broken. These Academics Think They Have the Answer (June 27, 2015)

Washington Monthly, Should Reporters Use Peer Reviewed Research More Frequently? (June 24, 2015)

NCVO Charities Evaluation Services, Introduction to RCTs: Randomized Controlled Trials – Gold Standard or Fool’s Gold? (May 2015)

Lee Schorr and Anthony Bryk, To Achieve Big Results From Social Policy, Add This (January 20, 2015)

Center for the Study of Social Policy, Friends of Evidence Event (November 13, 2014)

Center for the Study of Social Policy, Report: An Evidentiary Framework to Improve Results (November 13, 2014)

SIRC, The Evidence Debate (October 28, 2014)