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Evidence-based policy : a realist perspective

Author: Ray Pawson
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2006.
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In this important book, Ray Pawson examines the recent spread of evidence-based policy across the Western world. He examines the methodological assumptions that lie behind this drive for government departments, academic research projects and NGOs to adopt an evidence-based approach.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pawson, Ray, 1948-
Evidence-based policy.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2006
(DLC) 2006282584
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Pawson
ISBN: 9781847878199 1847878199 9781849209120 184920912X 9781412910590 1412910595 9781412910606 1412910609 9781446227831 1446227839
OCLC Number: 290535159
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 196 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Evidence-based policy : the promise of systematic review --
Realist methodology : the building blocks of evidence --
Systematic obfuscation : a critical analysis of the meta-analytic approach --
Realist synthesis : new protocols for systematic review --
Reviewing implementation processes : Megan's Law --
Reviewing inner mechanisms : youth mentoring --
Reviewing outer contexts : naming and shaming --
Conclusion: Flying 'the tattered flag of enlightenment'.
Responsibility: Ray Pawson.
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