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ERIC Number: EJ1171932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
Developing and Testing a New Measurement Instrument for Documenting Instrumental Knowledge Utilisation: The Degrees of Knowledge Utilization (DoKU) Scale
Bøllingtoft Knudsen, Søren
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v14 n1 p63-80 Feb 2018
Focus on evidence-based policymaking is greater than ever, and public spending on evaluations is rising. A primary merit of these expenditures is that politicians actually use new knowledge instrumentally--to influence and inform decision making. Nevertheless, we know surprisingly little about whether and how research-based knowledge is utilised. This paper presents a new way of documenting Degrees of Knowledge Utilisation: The DoKU-scale. The scale is tested empirically in a five-year meta-evaluation covering 54 evaluations and 334 legal sources. Through robust method triangulation, the DoKU-scale enables comparison of knowledge utilisation across large numbers of knowledge sources and over time.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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