What explains (lack of) success of behaviour change interventions? How can implementation be assessed? What are the potential and pitfalls of societal field experiments? The 1st BeSP-symposium: Intervention evaluation & field experiments – Interdisciplinary perspectives on evaluating societal interventions to change behaviour was a high-profile multidisciplinary 2-day event around behaviour change interventions and policy and had over 130 registered participants. Symposium featured international and Finnish speakers.
Dr. Michael Sanders: Practical Science – how we bring rigour into the evaluation of policy
Prof. Sharon Simpson: Updated guidance on developing and evaluating complex interventions (UK Medical Research Council)
Prof. Jeffery Carpenter: Experimental innovations to aid evidence-based policy-making
Prof. Martin Hagger: Why and how do interventions work? Evaluating mechanisms of impact
Prof. Petri Ylikoski: Mechanism-based thinking
Assoc. Prof. Jaakko Kuorikoski: Severe testing
Dr. Samuli Reijula: The problem of extrapolation
Prof. Kaisa Kotakorpi: Field Experiments with Tax Administration
Dr. Jennifer McSharry: Evaluating the feasibility of implementing interventions into practice: the example of the Cardiac Health and Relationship Management and Sexuality (CHARMS) intervention
Dr. Jouko Verho: Could we increase the use of randomised field experiments in Finland?
Elina Aaltio & Nanne Isokuortti: The effectiveness of an intervention depends on the implementation fidelity: Why to study it? The case of a child protection practice model
Dr. Mira Fischer: Discussant
More information is available on the Intervention evaluation & field experiments website.