Evidence & Policy
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What works to promote evidence-based practice? A cross-sector review

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Isabel WalterCentre for Public Policy and Management, University of St Andrews, UK

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Huw DaviesCentre for Public Policy and Management, University of St Andrews, UK

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This article presents results from a systematic review of the effectiveness of different mechanisms for promoting research use across the health, social care, criminal justice and education sectors. Findings suggest that research use is enhanced by interactions between researchers and research users, and by providing a supportive context for the uptake of research or research-based practice. Strategies using multiple mechanisms to encourage research use are also often successful. More research is needed to draw firm conclusions about the effectiveness of other approaches or of combining specific strategies. Despite this, some key lessons emerge about effective methods for implementing evidence-based policy and practice (EBPP).

Isabel WalterCentre for Public Policy and Management, University of St Andrews, UK

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