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More than optimism, institutional reform is needed to improve evidence use in policy and practice

Rose, David Christian (2018) More than optimism, institutional reform is needed to improve evidence use in policy and practice. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (16 Oct 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

While optimism can inspire efforts to connect the spheres of science, policy, and practice, it does little to remove the real boundaries between them. Systematic investigation of “bright spots” – or success stories – would likely yield some interesting learning points but, as David Christian Rose suggests, it may be unwise to cherry-pick evidence of what works by only analysing success stories. What’s more, it seems unlikely that further study would throw up any truly novel solutions to how evidence is used in policy and practice. Instead, focus should shift to overcoming institutional barriers that are preventing progress, such as a lack of incentives and training.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2021 15:45
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2021 00:01
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109269

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