ITP | ITP Training Applied: Social Science in Service of Community

October 6, 2023, Noon-1:30 pm Central Time

259 Educational Sciences and Zoom

Jared Knowles

President, Civilytics Consulting, and ITP alum

Jared Knowles

Dr. Jared Knowles, founder and president of Civilytics Consulting, will share lessons learned about using applied social science skills and knowledge in partnership with community organizations, governments, journalists, and other researchers. Civilytics has provided its clients and partners with an array of services over the past 7 years ranging from research and evaluation services to data pipeline and streamlined reporting services, to literature reviews and evidence reviews, to thorough reviews of public documents and fact-checking public officials. In that time the company has been engaged in public debates about the validity of data, the accuracy of scientific research, and the value of different types of evidence in making policy decisions. Dr. Knowles will share his perspective on what parts of social science skills, training, and evidence are useful in this context, and what some of the resistance and barriers are to the application of social science to community decisions and public policy.

Please register in advance if you wish to attend the presentation via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.