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Research

Research is think tanks main function. It underpins their claim to legitimacy. But getting it right is harder than it sounds. Think tanks must address challenges as diverse as the research skills of their staff, the introduction of new research methods, peer review systems, etc.

These articles and resources offer an opportunity to explore these challenges as well as opportunities for think tanks’ research function.

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School for Thinktankers 2021

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The School for Thinktankers is going online! We look forward to welcoming thinktankers and policy entrepreneurs from around the world to our new digital learning platform in February 2021. The 2021 School for...

January 25, 2021

2019 Think Tank State of the Sector

By Andrea Baertl

The first think tank state of the sector report, based on analysis of 2019 data of 2,802 active think tanks from the Open Think Tank Directory, provides an overview of the sector and uncovers...

November 26, 2020

Ethics in research

By Douglas Mackay, Norma Correa Aste

Think tanks do not often consider the ethical implications of their research methods. Douglas Mackay has reflected on the ethics of public policy RCTs. In his presentation, Douglas...

November 24, 2020
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