The school research lead : What works and the problem of side-effects | Gary

An essential element of the school research lead’s role is to help incorporate evidence – research, school data, stakeholder views and practitioner expertise into the decision-making process.  Now to assist us with this task (Drucker, 2001) provides us with two useful ‘rules of thumb’ to be applied when incorporating the evidence into the decision-making process, which are:

Act if on balance the benefits greatly outweigh cost and risk.
Act or do not act, but do not ‘hedge’ or compromise.  (p196)
However, identifying the risks and costs of whether to adopt a new intervention or…

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