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Using evidence how research can inform public services

Author: Sandra M Nutley; Isabel Walter; Huw T O Davies
Publisher: Bristol Policy Press 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

There is widespread commitment across public service agencies in the UK and elsewhere to ensuring that the best available evidence is used to improve public services. The challenge is not only making  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra M Nutley; Isabel Walter; Huw T O Davies
ISBN: 9781861346643 1861346646 9781861346650 1861346654
OCLC Number: 859247504
Notes: Literaturverz. S. 321 - 354
Description: XII, 363 Seiten Diagramme
Contents: Introducing the issues; What does it mean to 'use' research?; What shapes the use of research?; Descriptive models of the research impact process; Improving the use of research: What's been tried and what might work?; What can we learn from the literatures on learning, knowledge management and the diffusion of innovations?; Improving research use in practice contexts; Improving research use in policy contexts; How can we assess research use and wider research impact?; Drawing some conclusions on "Using evidence".
Responsibility: Sandra M. Nutley M. ; Isabel Walter and Huw T.O. Davies


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