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Wojtowicz, Dominika Maria; Kupiec, Tomasz – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2018
For many European Union (EU) member states, the Cohesion Policy (CP) was the channel through which the practice of evaluation was transmitted into domestic administration. Studies have shown that the EU member countries differ in terms of their evaluation capacity and activity. None of those studies, however, addresses regional governments, which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evaluation, Policy, Government (Administrative Body)
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Shaw, Jessica – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2018
Science can provide empirically-informed strategies and resources to inform and improve policy and practice, though all too often science, policy, and practice operate independently from one another. Research mediators play a critical role by attempting to connect these different worlds. This practice paper presents lessons learned and…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Scientific Research, Policy
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Sima, Karel – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2017
The Czech research evaluation policy was rooted in an instrumental paradigm of policy process and evidence embodied in metrics-based cost-benefit logic. But this framework disintegrated when confronted with actual institutional interests. Based on the ethnography of university departments, this study shows how academics challenged the notion of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evaluation Research, Policy, Evidence Based Practice
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Månsson, Jonas; Lundin, Christofer – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2017
In this paper we investigate the effect of difference in outcome definitions on the result of impact evaluations. The Swedish workplace practice programme is evaluated, using matching methods. The key findings are that changing how the outcome is defined has a considerable influence on the results of the impact assessment. From the results of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Definitions, Program Evaluation, Organizational Objectives
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Katikireddi, Srinivasa Vittal; Hilton, Shona; Bond, Lyndal – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
The minimum unit pricing (MUP) alcohol policy debate has been informed by the Sheffield model, a study which predicts impacts of different alcohol pricing policies. This paper explores the Sheffield model's influences on the policy debate by drawing on 36 semi-structured interviews with policy actors who were involved in the policy debate.…
Descriptors: Policy, Drinking, Models, Costs
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van Toorn, Georgia; Dowse, Leanne – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
This paper explores the signification of evidence-based policy as a new policy-making paradigm in Australia through a cross-case comparison of the role of evidence in two key areas: child protection and illicit drug policy. Although evidence makes certain courses of action appear valid and credible, quality evidence is not necessarily the critical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Policy, Evidence, Policy Formation
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Brennan, Sue E.; Cumpston, Miranda; Misso, Marie L.; McDonald, Steve; Murphy, Matthew J.; Green, Sally E. – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
The Policy Liaison Initiative (PLI) is a long-term knowledge translation initiative designed to support the use of Cochrane systematic reviews in health policy. A joint initiative between the Australasian Cochrane Centre and Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, the PLI includes: 1) a community of practice for evidence-informed…
Descriptors: Program Design, Formative Evaluation, Policy, Health
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Castellani, Tommaso; Valente, Adriana; Cori, Liliana; Bianchi, Fabrizio – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
In this work a meta-policy on health promotion is analysed, through content analysis of documents and interviews to stakeholders, with the aim of understanding the use of evidence and the knowledge conversion process in a multi-actor policy trajectory. We study the different sources of evidence and their interaction. Among our results, we describe…
Descriptors: Evidence, Policy, Health Promotion, Content Analysis
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Balian, Estelle V.; Drius, Liza; Eggermont, Hilde; Livoreil, Barbara; Vandewalle, Marie; Vandewoestjine, Sofie; Wittmer, Heidi; Young, Juliette – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
Knowledge brokerage on biodiversity and ecosystem services can apply communication tools such as policy briefs to facilitate the dialogue between scientists and policymakers. There is currently considerable debate on how to go beyond the linear communication model, outdated in theoretical debate but still often implicitly leading interaction with…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Biodiversity, Ecology, Policy
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Marsh, Sheila; Rodrigues, Jeff – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2015
The paper reflects on the implications of selecting local multifunctional networks as a principal method of achieving improvement in the transition experience of young people with life-limiting conditions, given the range of blocking factors identified. It summarises a programme of work that aimed to tackle these blocks through developing local…
Descriptors: Policy, Professional Personnel, Intervention, Networks
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Traynor, Robyn; Dobbins, Maureen; DeCorby, Kara – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2015
The investment of decision makers in research can increase the likelihood that relevant and timely practice-based research questions are asked and that these findings are readily taken up into policy and practice. While many positive benefits may be gained from this type of research, various challenges may also arise along the way. These include:…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Research Problems, Policy, Theory Practice Relationship
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Fernler, Karin – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2015
Based on an ethnographic study, this article investigates an attempt by a multidisciplinary group to employ pre-developed guidelines for producing a knowledge base that was to be used in a policy decision. The article contributes to previous studies of the development and use of knowledge-based guidelines and knowledge syntheses in policy-research…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Evidence, Guidelines, Knowledge Level
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Dwan, Kathryn Madonna; McInnes, Peter; Mazumdar, Soumya – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2015
Researchers are increasingly being asked to demonstrate the impact of their research on policy. Unfortunately, evidence on what works is scarce because it is rarely reported and evaluated. This paper describes a programme of facilitated engagement between knowledge producers and users on topics of joint research and policy interest, and validates…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Research Utilization
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Cartwright, Nancy – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 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…
Descriptors: Evidence, Program Effectiveness, Policy, Influences
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Konnerup, Merete; Kongsted, Hans Christian – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2012
Formalised research synthesis to underpin evidence-based policy and practice has become increasingly important in areas of public policy. In this paper we discuss whether the Cochrane standard for systematic reviews of healthcare interventions is appropriate for social research. We examine the formal criteria of the Cochrane Collaboration for…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Evidence Based Practice, Social Science Research, Public Health
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