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EU policy evaluation should make greater use ofinterpretative, qualitative research methods.

Horner, Julian and Stephenson, Paul (2013) EU policy evaluation should make greater use ofinterpretative, qualitative research methods. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (10 Jan 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

How should the EU’s policies be evaluated? Using the case of EU Cohesion Policy, Julian Hörner and Paul Stephenson outline some of the main theoretical principles that underline EU policy evaluation. They write that positivist approaches and quantitative research methods tend to be dominant, in part due to the pressures on European institutions to demonstrate the added-value of policies. Despite this, there may be benefits to adopting more interpretative and qualitative approaches, even if these are more difficult to administer.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog
Additional Information: © 2013 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2013 14:36
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 14:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/49299

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