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Using evidenceHow research can inform public services$
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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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How can we assess research use and wider research impact?

How can we assess research use and wider research impact?

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(p.271) NINE How can we assess research use and wider research impact?
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Using evidence
Author(s):

M. Nutley Sandra

Walter Isabel

T.O. Davies Huw

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346650.003.0009

This chapter returns to one of the assumptions made at the start, that an evidence-informed approach to both policy and practice is worthwhile. It examines how to test such a proposition. It identifies three different perspectives — tracking from completed research through to actual and potential consequences; focusing on understanding the use of research in research user communities; and assessing initiatives that have been designed to increase research impacts. It elaborates each of these perspectives, based on the discussions and models laid out in earlier chapters.

Keywords:   evidence-informed approach, policy, practice, research user communities, research impacts

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