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Oxford University
  • Data de início

    2020 - 2021
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    Oxford University
  • Qualification

    Master of Philosophy

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The information provided on this page was correct at the time of publication (November 2019). For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via The MPhil in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation (EBSIPE) emphasises research methods for evaluating interventions and policies, as well as the advanced study of evidence-based practice and policy in relation to, for example, children and families, poverty and inequality, mental health, refugees, drug use, violence and injury prevention as well as offending. It will lead students to produce a substantial independent research thesis. The MPhil is designed for students with a specific interest in understanding the effectiveness of policies, such as regulations concerning alcohol abuse or gun control, public health or poverty policies, and social interventions, such as cash transfers, parenting education, or violence prevention programs. It prepares students for a career in, for example, development, public policy, or policy and programme evaluation. Applicants with a professional background, such as those in evaluation, public health or policy consulting, will enhance their research skills and develop a major piece of research in a world-class environment. MPhil thesis Assessment will be based on your MPhil thesis, a methods workbook and two three-hour written exams. MPhil thesis You will write a research thesis of 30,000 words to acquire expert knowledge in your area of interest, to apply the research methods, and contribute to new scientific knowledge. Core course in evaluation methods This course, taken over two terms, trains students to critically consume and produce evaluation research for policies and social interventions, focusing on multiple methods, including randomised controlled trials and quasi-randomised methods, qualitative evaluation, and systematic reviews. The course has a strong focus on â??open scienceâ?? and research transparency. Pathway course You will select one of two available pathways, to be taken over two terms: Specialist options You will take two one-term specialist courses from a list of options which may include Children and Families, Social Policies and Health Inequalities, Community-level programmes and policies. MPhil students may attend advanced methods classes, such as Intermediate Statistics, in their second year. Research methods training Students following the social intervention or policy evaluation pathway take a core evaluation methods course. In addition to the core evaluation methods course, the MPhil EBSIPE teaches

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