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Title: Creating testable questions in practical conservation: a process and 100 questions
Author(s): Sutherland, William J
Robinson, Jake M
Aldridge, David C
Alamenciak, Tim
Armes, Matthew
Baranduin, Nina
Bladon, Andrew J
Breed, Martin F
Dyas, Nicki
Elphick, Chris S
Griffiths, Richard A
Hughes, Jonny
Middleton, Beccy
Littlewood, Nick A
Watts, Sarah H
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Issue Date: 2022
Date Deposited: 29-Apr-2022
Citation: Sutherland WJ, Robinson JM, Aldridge DC, Alamenciak T, Armes M, Baranduin N, Bladon AJ, Breed MF, Dyas N, Elphick CS, Griffiths RA, Hughes J, Middleton B, Littlewood NA & Watts SH (2022) Creating testable questions in practical conservation: a process and 100 questions. Conservation Evidence Journal, 19, pp. 1-7.
Abstract: It is now clear that the routine embedding of experiments into conservation practice is essential for creating reasonably comprehensive evidence of the effectiveness of actions. However, an important barrier is the stage of identifying testable questions that are both useful but also realistic to carry out without a major research project. We identified approaches for generating such suitable questions. A team of 24 participants crowdsourced suggestions, resulting in a list of a hundred possible tests of actions.
Rights: Copyright is retained by the author(s). All papers published in the Conservation Evidence Journal are open access and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (
Notes: Additional co-authors: Roger Mitchell, William H. Morgan, Roy Mosley, Silviu O. Petrovan, Kit Prendergast, Euan G. Ritchie, Hugh Raven, Rebecca K. Smith & Ann Thornton
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