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ERIC Number: EJ1131655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 16
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ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
Knowing What We Are Talking About: Why Evidence Doesn't Always Travel
Cartwright, Nancy
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v9 n1 p97-112 Jan 2013
When is a well-established study result that a given policy/programme/treatment produced a given outcome in a particular study setting ("there") evidence that that policy/programme/treatment will produce that outcome in a new setting ("here")? This paper insists that "there" and "here" be firmly distinguished and offers in answer that we must have evidence that two further facts obtain: (a) that the policy can play the same causal role widely (widely enough to cover both here and there) and (b) that a complete set of the support factors necessary for the policy to operate here are present in some individuals here.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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