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Three Campbell methods grants awarded

The Campbell Collaboration is pleased to announce that three grants have been awarded as part of its programme supporting innovative methods development. The successful topic submissions include: the development of user-friendly software for using single case research in systematic reviews; and the development of a tool for assessing the risk of bias in non-randomised studies for Campbell systematic reviews. The Campbell funding programme for methods innovation has been made possible by the generous support of the American Institutes for Research (AIR).

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Ingram Olkin (1924-2016)

Ingram Olkin, Professor Emeritus of Statistics and Education at Stanford University, died in Palo Alto California on April 28, at the age of 91. He was, without doubt, an influential and charismatic individual, and co-founded journals such as Statistical Science and The Journal of Educational Statistics (currently Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics). He received the Campbell Collaborationís Frederick Mosteller Award for Distinctive Contributions to Systematic Reviewing, and was also recognised for his commitment to supporting women in statistics.

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Blog topic: Meta-analysis needed to assess how effective programmes are

In a new blog article, Howard White, CEO of Campbell, sheds light on why meta-analysis is needed to evaluate how effective programmes are.

During a recent presentation he was asked 'What are readers to think, when there are different systematic reviews giving different conclusions?'

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WWGS2016 pre-summit workshop schedule online

A series of pre-summit workshops will be held on 24 & 25 September before the What Works Global Summit in London. Details of 24 workshops are now online: topics include evidence-based philanthropy, and using social network analysis to support evidence-informed decision-making. Further events will be announced, so please check the WWGS2016 website and Twitter regularly. Registration for the #wwgs2016 event is now open.

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