Mathematica researchers discuss their efforts to help build an evidence base that can inform the policies and techniques that could keep young football players safe from head injuries.
Evidence in Action
Expert Perspectives on Research, Policy, and Serving the Public Good
Bumps, Bruises, or Something More? Tackling Head Injuries in Youth Who Play FootballMay 24, 2017Andrew Hurwitz, William Reeves
Telling the Stories of Future Young Leaders in AfricaMay 15, 2017Rich Clement
Mathematica’s multimedia specialist, Rich Clement, shares his experience creating an award-winning video that helps communicate research by sharing the experiences of young leaders that took part in The MasterCard Foundation Scholars program.
Looking Back, Looking Forward: Reflections on a Year of Evidence in ActionMay 09, 2017Ann Person
On the first anniversary of the launch of Mathematica’s Evidence in Action blog, CIRE director Ann Person reflects on notable milestones and opportunities ahead for promoting engagement and informing policy conversations.
More than an Axe: Use Evidence to Improve Programs and PolicyMay 05, 2017Paul Decker
Policymakers tend to use research to maintain or defund a program by declaring it a success or failure. While sometimes this is appropriate, the author posits that more often research can and should be used to help policymakers and program administrators improve programs and better serve target populations.
24,000 Miles, Six Weeks, and Three Aha! Moments About Early Childhood IssuesMay 03, 2017Kimberly Boller
Although the lives of children differ depending on where they live, the writer finds that the challenges and risks faced by our world's most vulnerable children are fundamentally the same. And researchers, drawing on an increasingly global evidence base, are pointing to similar conclusions.