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ERIC Number: EJ1132282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 10
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ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
A Collaborative Approach to Bridging the Research-Policy Gap through the Development of Policy Advice Software
Milne, Barry John; Lay-Yee, Roy; McLay, Jessica; Tobias, Martin; Tuohy, Pat; Armstrong, Ann; Lynn, Robert; Pearson, Janet; Mannion, Oliver; Davis, Peter
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v10 n1 p127-136 Jan 2014
We have developed a software-based tool to support a dynamic micro-simulation model of life-course development (to age 13) as an aid to policy makers assessing the impact of policies affecting children. We demonstrate how this approach bridges the research-policy gap by creating: (1) an easy transfer of evidence in a form that policymakers can use (for example, "What is the policy influence of X on Y?"); and (2) a "pull" system of knowledge transfer by which policy makers control the knowledge they access. The advantage of close collaboration with policy makers in the development and implementation phases is also discussed.
Policy Press. University of Bristol, 1-9 Old Park Hill, Bristol BS2 8BB, UK. Tel: +44-117-954-5940; e-mail: pp-info@policypress.co.uk; Web site: https://policypress.co.uk/journals/evidence-and-policy
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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