Using linked data to evaluate special educational needs provision and offending risk
20 January 2023
Dr Alice Wickersham is an ADR UK Research Fellow exploring associations between school performance trajectories and offending behaviour. In this blog, she shares some opportunities and challenges around the potential for target trial emulation in this area of research. This involves applying design principles from randomised controlled trials to the analysis of observational datasets.
IPDLN 2022: Insights from Professor Katie Harron
7 December 2022
ADR UK spoke to Katie Harron, Professor of Statistics and Health Data Science at University College London’s Institute of Child Health and one of the researchers responsible for the ECHILD project, at the 2022 International Population Data Linkage (IPDLN) Conference.
Pilot mentoring scheme will help develop researchers’ administrative data skills
6 December 2022
ADR UK is piloting a mentoring scheme through ADR England, to support applicants to our Research Fellowship funding calls. All applicants to our open funding opportunity – for research using key ADR England flagship datasets – are invited to request a mentor through the pilot scheme.
Finding out ‘what works and what doesn’t’ with administrative data
2 December 2022
This blog from Giulia Tagliaferri and James Farrington follows newly-published work linking archived trials data from the Education Endowment Foundation to administrative data – and reflects on the benefits of this kind of analysis. Giulia is Head of Quantitative Research for the Behavioural Insights Team; James the Research Advisor leading the analysis.