Bias Blind Spot: Structure, Measurement, and Consequences

People can be unaware they possess deeply rooted bias which informs many of their personal and professional decisions, sometimes to their detriment. This research presents a method of recognising and measuring this 'bias blind spot'; a method that could be an indispensable management tool.

Updated: 10/07/2015
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In tune with the spirit of the age? annual reports for the London Council of Social Service, 1919-1935

This paper selects three periods from the annual reports of the London Council of Social Service, those for 1918-19, 1920-1922 and 1930-1935 to explore the extent to which their content may be said to be "in tune with the Spirit of the Age."

Updated: 15/06/2015
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CGAP Briefing Note 2 - Charitable giving by UK households at Christmas

Many charities run special appeals at Christmas, but what actually happens to giving? This briefing note presents new results from an analysis of seasonal patterns in giving to charities.

Updated: 11/06/2015
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Not everyone who worries about immigrants is a bigot....

Concern about immigration features prominently in the public consciousness of most Western nations, yet critical response to this development has been broad and unhelpful. This article describes a study conducted over seven years with the aim of understanding how local people make sense of their relationship with immigrants, both old and new.

Updated: 11/06/2015
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CGAP Briefing Note 10 - the wide confidence intervals around annual estimates of charitable donations in the UK

Surveys of charitable giving in the UK often present their results as if they provided a single definitive answer. This briefing note explains why it is unwise to take such figures at face value.

Updated: 09/06/2015
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CGAP Briefing Note 9 - UK corporate citizenship in the 21st century

What is the private sector's role in society? Does it extend beyond creating employment, providing goods and services, and generating profit for shareholders? This briefing paper outlines the history of its wider role, referred to here as corporate citizenship, and, bringing together a new analysis of corporate giving data, focuses specifically on the ways in which UK‑listed companies currently support the communities in which they operate.

Updated: 09/06/2015
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CGAP Briefing Note 8 - Co‑producing research: working together or falling apart?

This paper summarises a CGAP roundtable discussion held on 2 November 2011 at Cass Business School, London, as part of the 9th ESRC Festival of Social Science.

Updated: 09/06/2015
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CGAP Briefing Note 5 - Gift Aid – reform or inform?

This Briefing Note discusses the way the Gift Aid scheme in the UK works and asks if charities could claim more than they have been.

Updated: 09/06/2015
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CGAP Briefing Note 3 - Seasonal patterns in household giving in the UK

Charities require a regular income throughout the year to fund their programmes. But do levels of giving remain constant, or are they affected by seasonal factors?

Updated: 09/06/2015
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