We all like to think our decisions are based on a methodical appraisal of the available evidence. But how do we know what ‘good evidence’ looks like in the context of L&D? 

This week on the podcast, Ross Dickie, Nicola Boyle and Owen Ferguson are joined by Rob Briner, Professor of Organizational Psychology at Queen Mary University of London, to discuss evidence-based practice. 

In this episode we discuss

  • The meaning of ‘evidence-based practice’
  • How ‘EBP’ can be applied to learning and development
  • How to identify ‘good’ evidence

Show notes

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The paper Owen mentioned is ‘Meyer, M. N., Heck, P. R., Holtzman, G. S., Anderson, S. M., Cai, W., Watts, D. J., & Chabris, C. F. (2019). Objecting to experiments that compare two unobjectionable policies or treatments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(22), 10723-10728’. It can be found at: https://www.pnas.org/content/116/22/10723

The FiveThirtyEight article Ross D references can be found at: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/most-personality-quizzes-are-junk-science-i-found-one-that-isnt/

You can learn more about Stonewall’s ‘Workplace Allies’ programme at: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/workplace-allies-programme

You can find the Centre for Evidence-Based Management’s website at: https://www.cebma.org

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