Can policy making be evidence-based?

6, P., 2002. Can policy making be evidence-based? Managing Community Care, 10 (1), pp. 3-8.

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Ministers are always calling for more evidence-based interventions. Do they apply the same criterion to their own work of making policy? Perhaps surprisingly, policy making is not an evidence-free zone. However, it is important to understand the ways in which policy makers in different situations will use information differently, count different kinds of information as evidence, and so exercise different styles of judgment.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Managing Community Care
Creators: 6, P.
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing
Place of Publication: Brighton
Date: 2002
Volume: 10
Number: 1
Rights: © Pavilion Publishing (Brighton) Ltd.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:52
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 14:38

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