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Tag: Evidence-Based Policy
By Social Science Space | Published: September 29, 2016
n the coming year a 15-member panel created through a new federal law will examine how data, research and evaluation are currently being used in policy and program design, and how they could be.
By David Canter | Published: September 24, 2015
David Canter reviews new research studying the challenges of social science contributing to policy making.
By Jonathan Breckon | Published: March 10, 2015
Academic researchers – not just media pundits – should have their say in holding policy promises to account. Jonathan Breckon charts the various activities around the United Kingdom aimed at providing a rigorous evidence base in the run-up to the General Election.
By Nancy Cartwright and Julian Reiss | Published: January 14, 2015
The last two UK governments have invested heavily in social science research. But we still do not know how to use the results in order to start improving society. This has to change, and soon.
By Jane Tinkler | Published: June 10, 2014
The Impact of Social Sciences blog emerged from a three-year research project devoted to a qualitative and quantitative understanding of the complexity of academic impact. To not let any impact-relevant knowledge dissolve away, Jane Tinkler takes a look back at the outputs, outcomes and connections made throughout the research process.
By Martyn Hammersley | Published: May 26, 2014
There is a push to demonstrate the impact of the social sciences, especially as political and funding authorities start viewing them through an immediate-payoff prism. But showing impact doesn't always come at no cost.
By Daniel Nagin | Published: May 15, 2014
When he was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences on May 8, Carnegie Mellon criminologist Daniel Nagin delivered a concise and pointed precis of modern research into proactive policing as part of his remarks.
By Evidence Information System | Published: May 14, 2014
Last month a team of UK academics launched an initiative called the Evidence Information Service, which seeks to enable rapid dialogue between researchers and policy makers. Here, the system's founders describe the response so far and the challenges that lie ahead.
By Duncan Green | Published: March 13, 2014
A survey of White House advisers from three administrations reveals that what they want from researchers is less options than opinions, and less journal citations than citations by journalists.
By Pat Thompson | Published: April 15, 2013
Recently I’ve seen a lot of hero/heroine narratives. They now seem to be popping up in research impact plans and claims about impact.
By Academy of Social Sciences | Published: August 19, 2011
The fifth issue, on Sport and Leisure, will be launched as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science on 1st November at a high profile Whitehall event. This issue has been prepared with help from Professor Jonathan Long AcSS of Leeds Metropolitan University, Professor David Kirk AcSS of the University of Bedfordshire, Dr Karl Spracklen […]
By SAGE | Published: January 25, 2011
An increasingly wide range of research resources is being placed online, and the traditional journal article is being supplemented with access to data sets, interview transcripts, and survey results. While these resources are of use to other researchers, the large quantity of resources available makes the management of resources an increasingly important subject. One solution to the […]