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Sep 17, 2019

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 D, Nicola and Owen are joined by Rob Briner, Professor of Organizational Psychology at Queen Mary University of London, to discuss evidence-based practice. 

In this episode, we cover: 

  • the meaning of 'evidence-based practice'
  • how 'EBP' can be applied to learning and development
  • how to identify 'good' evidence

If you'd like to get in touch with us about any of the things we've said on this show, you can tweet @ross__dickie, @NicolaBoyle_GP, @owenferguson and @Rob_Briner.

You can also tweet @GoodPractice or @GoodPracticeAUS.

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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:

The FiveThirtyEight article Ross D references can be found at:

You can learn more about Stonewall's 'Workplace Allies' programme at:

You can find the Centre for Evidence-Based Management's website at: