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Dodał/a książkę:Wojciech Polak
In this important new book, Ray Pawson examines the recent spread of evidence-based policy making across the Western world. Pawson examines the methodological assumptions that lie behind this drive for government departments, academic research projects and NGOs to adopt an 'evidence-based' approach, when so little has been done to ask what works in an evidence-based context. Pawson sets out on a search for best practice in evidence-based research and policy-making, and examines the longer-term weight of evidence that can be accrued from evaluating the outcome of such studies from around the world. Always lively, readable and accessible, Pawson delivers a devastating critique of the dominant approaches to the role of 'systematic reviews' in 'evidence-based' policy making, and makes the case for the adoption of new more realist approaches to evidence-based research in particular and public policy research in general.