The Myth of Research-Based Policy and Practice
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The Myth of Research-Based Policy and Practice



© 2013 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Martyn Hammersley's provocative new text interrogates the complex relationship between research, policymaking and practice, against the background of the evidence-based practice movement. Addressing a series of probing questions, this book reflects on the challenge posed by the idea that social research can directly serve policymaking and practice.

Key questions explored include:

- Is scientific research evidence-based?

- What counts as evidence for evidence-based practice?

- Is social measurement possible, and is it necessary?

- What are the criteria by which qualitative research should be judged?

The book also discusses the case for action research, the nature of systematic reviews, proposals for interpretive reviews, and the process of qualitative synthesis.

Highly readable and undeniably relevant, this book is a valuable resource for both academics and professionals involved with research.

 
Some Questions about Evidence-Based Practice
 
The Myth of Research-Based Policy-Making and Practice
 
Is Scientific Research Evidence-Based?
 
What Counts as Evidence for Evidence-Based Practice?
 
Is Social Measurement Possible, and Is It Necessary?
 
The Question of Quality in Qualitative Research
 
Action Research: A Contradiction in Terms?
 
On 'Systematic' Reviews of Research Literatures
 
Systematic or Unsystematic, Is That the Question? Some Reflections on the Science, Art and Politics of Reviewing
 
The Interpretive Attack on the Traditional Review
 
What Is Qualitative Synthesis and Why Do It?

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