Government Social Research: guidance on effective use of pilots across government

A report explaining the role and benefits of pilots studies in producing major government policies and programmes.


Trying it out: the role of 'Pilots' in policy-making

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This guidance was commissioned by the Government Social Research profession and was lead by Professor Roger Jowell.

It provides recommendations for modernising government methods in policy-making, and describes the role of pilots, their methodologies and how the results are used.

Published 1 December 2003