Good research has always been about evidence. Reliable evidence. The Bias in Research node aims to ensure that research, and related policy decisions, rest on strong and unbiased pillars of evidence.
Our mission is to ensure that policy decisions rest on strong and unbiased pillars of evidence.
With the growing threat of complex conditions such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease – considered complex because they’re the result of a mix of biological, social, cultural and other factors – producing unbiased evidence and promoting evidence-based decision making is as important today as it’s ever been.
Methodologists can’t work in isolation to tackle these complex issues.
We use quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the cultural, social, corporate, political and other influences on the design, conduct and publication of research.
Participating researchers are also involved in designing and testing rigorous interventions to:
Part of the Evidence, Influence and Policy Collaborative (EPIC) Research Group, the Bias node has more than 30 local and international members.
Our research is already having an impact.