The Necessity of Continuous Adaptation

9th May 2016 Blog

I’m leaving Osca at an interesting time. It looks as if we might be in a curious moment of shift in … read more

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All charities should have impact audits

15th February 2016 Press

David Ainsworth says agreed impact standards are the best solution for evaluating charities. In the absence of standardise…

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What kids company tells us about standards of evidence

12th February 2016 Blog

Not all research is equally important to social programmes. This isn’t only a matter of the standard of evidence, but of … read more

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Setting the standard: What can social impact measurement learn from feedback?

17th November 2015 Blog

The most useful reflection for me following October’s excellent Feedback Labs Summit in Washington DC is that there is a useful … read more

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Total Numbers of Clients Versus Caseload: why the latter is a better measure

27th July 2015 Blog

I – and now others* – have cast doubt on the number of children and young people that the charity Kids … read more

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Swift Tracker Methodology

14th April 2015 Uncategorized

There are no clever algorithms in our research on Taylor Swift, just search terms and manual data entry into an unattractive … read more

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Taylor Swift: Bellwether for the socially acceptable

1st April 2015 Blog

Taylor Swift is an interesting cultural phenomenon and, as the chart above shows, one who is taking up ever increasing media … read more

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The Internet of Truths

24th March 2015 Blog

I spend a lot of time thinking about forms of measurement: what they are, how they can be implemented effectively in … read more

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We need to talk about Kids Company

11th February 2015 Blog

Kids Company’s Urban Academy: to really convey the place in 2008 you’d need an immersive experience. Invasive noise, overblown primary coloured … read more

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