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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 ofExpand
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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 theExpand
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Engagement in research: an innovative three-stage review of the benefits for health-care performance
Background: There is a widely held assumption that research engagement improves health-care performance at various levels, but little direct empirical evidence. Objectives: To conduct aExpand
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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 consideredExpand
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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 byExpand
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The Practice of Policy Making
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Evidence-based Policy and Practice
This paper draws out some of the key lessons to have emerged from the experience of trying to ensure that public policy and professional practice are better informed by evidence. Focuses on fourExpand
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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 forExpand
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Enhancing the evidence base for health impact assessment
Health impact assessment differs from other purposes for which evidence is collated in a number of ways, including: the focus on complex interventions or policy and their diverse effects onExpand
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Does the engagement of clinicians and organisations in research improve healthcare performance: a three-stage review
Objective There is a widely held assumption that engagement by clinicians and healthcare organisations in research improves healthcare performance at various levels, but little direct empiricalExpand
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