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Social Science and the Evidence-based Policy Movement
There is a growing interest in ‘evidence-based policy making’ in the UK. However, there remains some confusion about what evidence-based policy making actually means. This paper outlines some of the
Assessing the impact of research on policy: a literature review
Understanding the impact of research on policy is a vital, and often overlooked, element of policy-making. A systematic literature review was conducted to examine methods for evaluating the impact of
Engagement in research: an innovative three-stage review of the benefits for health-care performance
A theoretically and empirically grounded synthesis to map and explore plausible mechanisms through which research engagement might improve health services performance suggested that when clinicians and health-care organisations engage in research there is the likelihood of a positive impact on health- Care performance.
Evidence and policy in six European countries: diverse approaches and common challenges
This issue of Evidence & Policy contributes to these efforts to learn from international developments in the evidence and policy field. It draws together papers from a seminar series that considered
The Modernization and Improvement of Government and Public Services: Public Participation and Citizen-Centred Local Government: Lessons from the Best Value and Better Government for Older People
This article examines the contribution that public participation can make to the development of ‘citizen-centred government’. It draws upon the evidence of two major initiatives established by
Does the engagement of clinicians and organisations in research improve healthcare performance: a three-stage review
Current evidence suggests that there is an association between the engagement of individuals and healthcare organisations in research and improvements in healthcare performance.
What Counts as Research? The Implications for Research Governance in Social Care
Formal independent ethics review has rarely been required for social research, but in England this has changed with the implementation of the Department of Health’s Research Governance Framework for
How to engage stakeholders in research: design principles to support improvement
A short conceptualisation of stakeholder engagement is provided, followed by ‘design principles’ that are put forward based on a combination of existing literature and new empirical insights from a recently completed longitudinal study of stakeholders engagement.