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The 1st BeSP symposium: Intervention evaluation & field experiments


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.


View all the recordings here:





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.