DESIGNING AND RUNNING FIELD TRIALS FOR POLICY INSIGHT
In the current resource–constrained public sector environment, it is imperative for APS agencies to ensure that public funding is being spent on policies and programmes that demonstrate positive outcomes and impact. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are gaining rapidly in popularity as an instrument or tool for evaluating public policy across developed and, in particular, developing countries.
When undertaken in real-world settings (also known as ‘field experiments’), carefully designed RCTs can be powerfully reliable and effective in providing data and evidence for large-scale roll-outs in policy implementation. These trials tell us a lot about what policy or service interventions work, what doesn’t work, and why. When combined with other data (like costing and implementation issues) they help PS Managers confidently plan or re-attune policy or service priorities based upon reliable field-based evidence.
The aim of this one day course is to introduce participants to the theory, practice, and procedure of designing and implementing randomised field trial experiments.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The course is targeted towards those who commission, undertake or utilise trial-based research as part of their role in the analysis, design or implementation of public policy. This can include APS officers involved in health, social and educational policy interventions as well as many other public sector areas. The course focuses on practice and implications rather than advanced technical details. As such, there is no assumed knowledge for the course.
Dr Nicholas Biddle
Nicholas is a leading Australian quantitative social scientist and Deputy Director of the ANU Centre for Social Research. He previously held a Senior Research Officer and Assistant Director position in the Methodology Division of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Nicholas has a long standing research interest in the field of behavioural insights and incorporating findings from other fields in economics. He has a focus on behavioural economics and how its insights could better inform existing policies on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, education, discrimination, welfare reform and wellbeing.
Can’t attend on this date?
Please contact ExecEd@anuenterprise.com.au to find out about future dates and schedules, as well as to enquire about training delivery at your own premises.
Are there any Group discounts?
Group discounts are available for bulk registrations of 3 or more participants.
What is the cancellation policy?
Cancellations or changes to course registrations should be provided in writing to ExecEd@anuenterprise.com.au at the earliest opportunity. Late substitution of registrants and shifting to other advertised courses is permissible but subject to approval and may incur a cost.
What is the refund policy?
Attendees are required to provide no less than 10 working days’ notice to request a full refund. No further refund will be offered once this period has expired. Participants are able to nominate another attendee from their organisation at no charge.
Is my registration/ticket transferable?
Yes, your registration is transferable to another employee at your organisation at any time prior to the day of the event. Please advise new registration details to ExecEd@anuenterprise.com.au