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Not for profit, but for use: is philosophy good for practice?

CHESS Working Paper No. 2020-05

[Produced as part of the Knowledge for Use (K4U) Research Project]

December 2020
Eleonora Montuschi, Ca' Foscari University CWP_2020_05 

Causality and its implications for Theories of Change and evaluations of complex systems

CHESS Working Paper No. 2020-04

[Produced as part of the Knowledge for Use (K4U) Research Project]

December 2020

Eileen Munro, London School of Economics and Political Science CWP_2020_04 

Using Middle-Level Theory to Improve Programme and Evaluation Design

CHESS Working Paper No. 2020-03

[Produced as part of the Knowledge for Use (K4U) Research Project]

September 2020

Nancy Cartwright, Durham University CWP_2020_03 

Making predictions of programme success more reliable

CHESS Working Paper No. 2020-02

[Produced as part of the Knowledge for Use (K4U) Research Project]

September 2020

Nancy Cartwright (Durham University), Lucy Charlton, Matt Juden (University of London), Tamlyn Munslow (Durham University) and Richard Beadon Williams (Durham University) CWP_2020_02 

Causal processes – a social policy example

CHESS Working Paper No. 2020-01

[Produced as part of the Knowledge for Use (K4U) Research Project]

August 2020

Nancy Cartwright, Durham University and UCSD and John Pemberton, London School of Economics CWP_2020_01 

Theory and Evidence in Economics

CHESS Working Paper No. 2019-06

[Produced as part of the Knowledge for Use (K4U) Research Project]

July 2019

 Julian Reiss, Durham University CWP_2019_06 

What Are the Drivers of Induction? Towards a Material Theory+

CHESS Working Paper No. 2019-05

[Produced as part of the Knowledge for Use (K4U) Research Project]

July 2019

 Julian Reiss, Durham University CWP_2019_05 

For whom does ‘what works’ work? The political economy of evidence-based education

CHESS Working Paper No. 2019-04

[Produced as part of the Knowledge for Use (K4U) Research Project]

April 2019

 Nick Cowen, New York University School of Law CWP_2019_04 

Predictive analytics in child protection

CHESS Working Paper No. 2019-03

[Produced as part of the Knowledge for Use (K4U) Research Project]

April 2019

 Eileen Munro, Durham University and LSE CWP_2019_03 

Street-level Theories of Change: Adapting the Medical Model of Evidence-based Practice for Policing

CHESS Working Paper No. 2019-02

[Produced as part of the Knowledge for Use (K4U) Research Project]

February 2019

Nick Cowen, New York University School of Law and Nancy Cartwright, Durham University and UCSD CWP_2019_02 

Objectivity in Science and Law: A Shared Rescue Strategy

CHESS Working Paper No. 2019-01

[Produced as part of the Knowledge for Use (K4U) Research Project]

February 2019

Matt Burch, University of Essex and Katherine Furman, University College Cork CWP_2019_01 

Mechanisms, ceteris paribus laws and covering-law explanation

CHESS Working Paper No. 2018-04

[Produced as part of the Knowledge for Use (K4U) Research Project]

October 2018

Nancy Cartwright, Durham University and UCSD, John Pemberton, London School of Economics and Sarah Wieten, Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics CWP_2018_04 

Trade-offs between Epistemic and Moral Values in Evidence-Based Policy

CHESS Working Paper No. 2018-03

[Produced as part of the Knowledge for Use (K4U) Research Project]

March 2018

Donal Khosrowi, Durham University CHESSK4UWP_2018_03 

A Technical Overview of the Evidence Framework Approach: Practical Ways of Thinking about Evidence

CHESS Working Paper No. 2018-02

March 2018

Paul Pearce, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory UK CHESSWP_2018_02 

Constructed Objectivity and Realist Presuppositions: a Kantian Framework

CHESS Working Paper No. 2018-01

[Produced as part of the Knowledge for Use (K4U) Research Project]

March 2018

Eleonora Montuschi, University Ca’ Foscari of Venice CHESSK4UWP_2018_01 

How to Learn about Causes in the Single Case

CHESS Working Paper No. 2017-04

[Produced as part of the Knowledge for Use (K4U) Research Project]

December 2017

Prof Nancy Cartwright, Durham University CHESSK4UWP_2017_04 

Against External Validity

CHESS Working Paper No. 2017-03

November 2017

 Prof Julian Reiss, Durham University CHESSK4UWP_2017_03

Fact-Value Entanglement in Positive Economics

CHESS Working Paper No. 2017-02

[Produced as part of the Knowledge for Use (K4U) Research Project]

April 2017

 Prof Julian Reiss, Durham University  

Improving Child Safety: deliberation, judgement and empirical research

[Produced as part of the Knowledge for Use (K4U) Research Project]

February 2017

Munro, E., Cartwright, N., Hardie, J. and Montuschi, E. CWP-2017-01 

What’s so special about empirical adequacy?

CHESS Working Paper No. 2016-08

[Produced as part of the Knowledge for Use (K4U) Research Project]

September 2016

Sindhuja Bhakthavatsalam, California State University and Prof Nancy Cartwright, Durham University and UCSD CHESSK4UWP_2016_08 

A Theory of Measurement

CHESS Working Paper No. 2016-07

[Produced as part of the Knowledge for Use (K4U) Research Project]

September 2016

Prof Norman M. Bradburn, NORC and University of Chicago, Prof Nancy Cartwright, Durham University and UCSD and Jonathan Fuller, University of Toronto CHESSK4UWP_2016_07

Are laws of nature consistent with contingency?

CHESS Working Paper No. 2016-06

[Produced as part of the Knowledge for Use (K4U) Research Project]

September 2016

Prof Nancy Cartwright, Durham University and UCSD and Pedro Merlussi, Durham University CHESSK4UWP_2016_06 

Understanding and misunderstanding randomized controlled trials

CHESS Working Paper No. 2016-05

[Produced as part of the Knowledge for Use (K4U) Research Project]

August 2016

Prof Sir Angus Deaton, Princeton University and Prof Nancy Cartwright, Durham University and UCSD CHESSK4UWP_2016_05 

The Poetry of Science: Creativity and Constraint

CHESS Working Paper No. 2016-04

April 2016

Prof Tom McLeish, Professor, Department of Physics, Durham University CHESSWP_2016_04 

Iraq's Dark Shadow: Tony Blair's moment of truth?

CHESS Working Paper No. 2016-03

April 2016

Marie-Hélène Labbé, Visiting Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Durham University CWP-Labbev2-2016-03 

Causality, Teleology and Explanation in Social Sciences

CHESS Working Paper No. 2016-02

February 2016

Ricardo F. Crespo, IAE Universidad Austral and National Council of Scientific Research (Argentina) CHESS_WP_2016_02 

Objectivity – What it is for, when we can have it and when we can’t

CHESS Working Paper No. 2016-01
 
February 2016
 
Jeremy Hardie, London School of Economics CWP_Hardie_2016-01 

Archaeological Modeling, Representational and Experimental

CHESS Working Paper No. 2015-04

December 2015

Alison Wylie, University of Washington (Seattle) and Durham University CWP04-15 

Making the Most of the Evidence: Evidence-based policy in the classroom

CHESS Working Paper No. 2015-03

July 2015

Nick Cowen, Kings College London and Nancy Cartwright, Durham University with Baljinder Virk and Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes CHESSWP_2015_03 

Single Case Causes: What is Evidence and Why

CHESS Working Paper No. 2015-02
 
March 2015
 
Nancy Cartwright, Durham University CHESSWP_2015_02

A Pragmatist Theory of Evidence

CHESS Working Paper No. 2015-01
 
February 2015
 
Julian Reiss, Durham University CHESS Working Paper No. 2015-01
 

Making the Most of the Evidence in Education: A Guide for Working Out What Works...Here and Now

CHESS Working Paper No. 2014-03

October 2014

Nick Cowen, King's College London, and Nancy Cartwright, Durham University CHESS Working Paper No. 2014-03

Deliberating Policy: Where morals and methods mix – and not always for the best

CHESS Working Paper No. 2014-02

July 2014

Nancy Cartwright, Durham University

Cartwright 2014-02

Struggling Over the Soul of Economics: Objectivity vs Expertise

CHESS Working Paper No. 2013-01

September 2013

Julian Reiss, Durham University Reiss WP 2013-01