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Evaluation of evidence on the use of reward and recognition schemes in enhancing recycling and waste prevention behaviours - EV0528

Description
This research project aims to assess and summarise evidence on the use of reward and recognition schemes in influencing behaviour. The project will focus on recycling and waste prevention behaviours. The project will draw on existing academic and grey literature to explore the role of reward and recognition schemes, and will also involve case study analysis of schemes.
The project involves two key elements:
• Stage one - Initial scoping review, which will serve two purposes:
o To identify and synthesise evidence on the role of reward and recognition schemes in influencing behaviour, including waste-related behaviours and those relating to other policy areas (for example, health)
o To develop a detailed typology of different types of reward and recognition schemes, and conduct in-depth analysis of five case study schemes (via documentary review, expert interviews and secondary data analysis).
• Stage two – Rapid Evidence Assessment – This stage will expand on the findings of stage 1, and involve a full review of UK and non-UK international published evidence, as well as emerging unpublished findings.

Project Documents
• EVID4 - Final project report : EV0528Synthesis Report   (1322k)
• ANX - Annex : EV0528Technical Annex   (1611k)
• ANX - Annex : Phase 1 Review Waste Behaviours   (1282k)
• ANX - Annex : Phase 2 Review Non Waste Behaviours 22May2012   (1617k)
• ANX - Annex : Phase 3 Case Studies and Focus Groups   (1985k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2011

To: 2011

Cost: £80,245
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Policy Studies Institute
Keywords
Behaviour change              
Cross-cutting              
Social Research              
Fields of Study
Sustainable Consumption and Production