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Evidence-Based Policy Making in the Social Sciences: Methods That Matter

Gerry Stoker and Mark Evans


The purpose of this edited book is to make the case for why the social sciences are more relevant than ever before in helping governments solve the wicked problems of public policy. It does this through a critical showcase of new forms of discovery for policy-making drawing on the insights of some of the world’s leading authorities in public policy analysis. The authors have brought together an expert group of social scientists who can showcase their chosen method or approach to policy makers and practitioners. These methods include making more use of Systematic Reviews, Random Controlled Tria ... More

Keywords: policy making, public policy, social sciences, public policy analysis, practitioners, policy makers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447329367
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447329367.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerry Stoker, editor
University of Southampton

Mark Evans, editor
University of Canberra

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