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Academics may not be celebrities, but their careful research is improving public policy

Ford, Robert and Goodwin, Matthew (2013) Academics may not be celebrities, but their careful research is improving public policy. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (18 Jun 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Last week Phillip Blond proposed a simplistic solution to the problem of why academics are failing to make policy impacts: less evidence, more “big ideas”. Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin find substantial flaws in this reasoning. Academics are in fact, already impacting policy. While rigorous analysis is not as glamorous as the sweeping grand narrative, it is essential to determine which ideas should impact policy and politics.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 10:52
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2019 09:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72090

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