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Quick, but not dirty – can rapid evidence reviews reliably inform policy?

Breckon, Jonathan (2022) Quick, but not dirty – can rapid evidence reviews reliably inform policy? Impact of Social Sciences Blog (27 Apr 2022). Blog Entry.

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The COVID-19 pandemic created an unprecedented and time critical demand for policy relevant evidence syntheses and in so doing demonstrated how timely evidence reviews can shape policymaking. As the policy crisis of COVID-19 recedes, research is underway to assess how these methods could be applied to other policy areas. In this post, Jonathan Breckon considers how rapid evidence reviews have been used, the potential pitfalls in adopting rapid research methods and invites readers to contribute to work being carried out by the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology, International Public Policy Observatory, and Capabilities in Academic Policy Engagement, into how rapid reviews can be deployed in future.

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Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2022 13:30
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:44

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