Gough, David and Elbourne, Diana
Systematic research synthesis to inform policy, practice and democratic debate.
Social Policy and Society, 1 (3).
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||Analysis of evidence informed policy and practice and the need for this: (i) to be applied to all research questions and methods from randomized experiments to ethnographic studies; (ii) to be available to /driven by all users of research to democratize the nature of social research. Is a statement from a leading centre of evidence informed policy and practice on the interrelated nature of research, policy and practice. a) Field of enquiry: evidence informed policy and practice in the social sciences b) Theoretical perspectives, analytical and/or empirical methods used: evidence informed policy and practice c) Original contribution: methods of research synthesis to be applied to all research questions in social science including interpretative qualitative synthesis d) Significance: part of important text to debate the role of evidence informed policy and practice in the social sciences e) Research basis and criterion of rigour: development of rigorous methods of research f) Refereeing procedures: book proposal refereed, chapters refereed by editors Author proportional contribution: main author writing 80%
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