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Use caution when applying behavioural science to policy

IJzerman, Hans, Lewis Jr, Neil A., Przybylski, Andrew K., Weinstein, Netta ORCID:, DeBruine, Lisa, Ritchie, Stuart J. and Vazire, Simine 2020. Use caution when applying behavioural science to policy. Nature Human Behaviour 4 , pp. 1092-1094. 10.1038/s41562-020-00990-w

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Social and behavioural scientists have attempted to speak to the COVID-19 crisis. But is behavioural research on COVID-19 suitable for making policy decisions? We offer a taxonomy that lets our science advance in ‘evidence readiness levels’ to be suitable for policy. We caution practitioners to take extreme care translating our findings to applications.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
ISSN: 2397-3374
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 14 October 2020
Date of Acceptance: 29 September 2020
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 23:29

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