Wilcox, Aidan and Hirschfield, Alex (2007) Pathways into policy: a study of the relationship between research, policy and government. Project Report. University of Huddersfield.
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The research presented in this report was conducted as part of the ESRC funded
scopic network. It aimed to study the inter-relationship between policy, research and
government with a view to making recommendations designed to enhance the
influence of research on policy.
The research involved a comparison of approaches to policy making in criminal
justice and healthcare, and comprised a review of the relevant literature as well as
interviews with 13 key policy makers in both fields.
The concept of ‘evidence based policy’ raises a number of interesting questions,
including: what kinds of evidence are used; what should the proper role of evidence
in policy be; what are the obstacles to adopting an evidence-based approach to
policy; how can the findings of research be made more policy relevant?, and; what
can researchers and policy makers do to achieve a more productive relationship?
These questions are addressed in this report.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Project Report)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Schools:||School of Human and Health Sciences|
School of Human and Health Sciences > Applied Criminology Centre
|Depositing User:||Sara Taylor|
|Date Deposited:||13 Oct 2009 12:15|
|Last Modified:||08 Feb 2011 13:01|
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