Policy makers' perceptions on the use of evidence from evaluations

Cameron, A. and Lart, R. and Salisbury, C. and Purdy, S. and Thorp, H. and Stewart, K. and Peckham, S. and Calnan, M.W. (2011) Policy makers' perceptions on the use of evidence from evaluations. Evidence & Policy, 7 (4). pp. 429-447. ISSN 1744 2648. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Using data from the Department of Health funded study 'Making the most of policy evaluations', this paper explores the views of those working within the policy process about the role of evidence. It highlights a tension between formative and summative uses of research, which appeared to be exacerbated by a lack of clarity surrounding the objectives that policy leads had for the research. Additionally, the data reveal an uncertainty about the status of 'pathfinder', 'demonstration' and 'pilot' sites within the policy process

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: EVIDENCE; EVALUATION; POLICY MAKING
Subjects: H Social Sciences
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2012 14:44
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2013 15:24
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29790 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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