There are two trial hypotheses:
The MPS are rolling out their training / allocation of cameras to boroughs in small groups of boroughs at a time. The seventeen boroughs at the end of the roll out will be used in the trial. In addition ten boroughs will be used to refine the gamification technique to be tested, and the outcome measures used.Criteria for officers:
Approximately 2,040 officers have been allocated to the treatment group and 960 to the control conditions. The trial will be collecting data on usage, attitudes, Knowledge and the criminal justice outcomes of incidents attended by these officers for about 5 months.
the first seven boroughs, two or three response teams will be randomly
allocated to the treatment group (gamified learning) and the
remaining two or three teams to the control group. From the eighth to the seventeenth
borough, three or four teams will be randomly allocated to the treatment groups
(either gamified or immersive) depending on the borough – and two or three to the control group.Comparisons are to be made post-training using recorded police data and survey data, and will be supported by qualitative research (process evaluation) to understand officer’s attitudes.The study design has been illustrated in the form of an infographic.
The evaluation will involve a random allocation of teams of officers to:
The evaluation will examine a range of outcome measures which fall into three main categories:
Final report due Autumn 2018Read the news article "What is Gamification?" on the What Works site.