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Want to ensure your research influences policy? Advice from a government insider

Green, Duncan (2017) Want to ensure your research influences policy? Advice from a government insider. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (12 Oct 2017). Website.

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Abstract

Among the ways social sciences research can have impact is by influencing public policy. Duncan Green recently attended an event at which this subject was much discussed, with a leading government research analyst offering clear advice on what officials are looking for. Comparative work highlighting a range of possible solutions is valued, as are multidisciplinary approaches. Most useful is demonstrating where something has or hasn’t worked and why. Make written work short but not dumb, avoid jargon, and quickly get to the point. Beyond that, a researcher’s attitude, accessibility, and understanding of the rhythms of policy decision-making are all important.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2017 10:55
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2020 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/85859

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