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Lunn, Peter and Ruane, Frances (2013) Using evidence to inform policy. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan .

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This book systematically explores and demonstrates the potential breadth and value of the contribution that evidence can make to policy, while also highlighting its limitations.

• Provides a comprehensive insight into the complex relationship between evidence and policy, arguing that policy should be informed by evidence as far as resources and systems permit, but that policy can rarely be solely based on evidence.

• Aims to contribute to a more mutually constructive relationship between researchers and policymakers, by advancing the understanding of how and when evidence can inform policy.

• Using informative examples, it demonstrates how national and international research can be used to good effect, while clearly identifying the range of methodologies that are relevant to different areas of policy.

• Presenting eleven studies drawn from recent ESRI research projects, it illustrates different aspects of the relationship between evidence and policy, and how these vary by policy area.

Item Type:Book
Call No:RA14
Publisher:Gill and Macmillan
Place of Publication:Dublin
Accession Number:HRB 5158 (On Loan)
Subjects:MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
R Research > Research outcome > Policy implications of research

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