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Sandra M. Nutley

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346650

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346650.001.0001

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Improving research use in policy contexts

Improving research use in policy contexts

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(p.230) (p.231) EIGHT Improving research use in policy contexts
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Using evidence
Author(s):

M. Nutley Sandra

Walter Isabel

T.O. Davies Huw

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346650.003.0008

This chapter analyses how research use can be improved in policy settings. It notes the relative dearth of properly evaluated studies. It identifies strategies that address both research supply and research demand issues, and the interplay between them. It also details the strategies that draw on broader models of the policy process. It emphasizes the role of wider policy networks. It illustrates how interaction and intermediation shape the connection between research and policy.

Keywords:   research use, policy contexts, research supply, research demand, policy networks

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