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Critical perspectives in health and social care
Editor: Jon Glasby

This edited book provides a hard-hitting and deliberately provocative overview of the relationship between evidence, policy and practice, how policy is implemented and how research can and should influence the policy process. It critiques the notion of ‘evidence-based practice’, suggesting instead a more inclusive idea of ‘knowledge-base practice’, based in part on the lived experience of service users. It will be of interest to everyone in health and social care policy, practice and research.

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How research can inform public services

This book provides a timely and novel contribution to understanding and enhancing evidence use. It builds on and complements the popular and best-selling “What Works?: Evidence-based policy and practice in public services" (Davies, Nutley and Smith, Policy Press, 2000), by drawing together current knowledge about how research gets used and how this can be encouraged and improved. In particular, the authors explore various multidiscipliary frameworks for understanding the research use agenda; consider how research use and the impact of research can be assessed; summarise the empirical evidence from the education, health care, social care and criminal justice fields about how research is used and how this can be improved and draw out practical issues that need to be addressed if research is to have greater impact on public services. “Using evidence" is important reading for university and government researchers, research funding bodies, public service managers and professionals, and students of public policy and management. It will also prove an invaluable guide for anyone involved in the implementation of evidence-based policy and practice.

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Author: Helen Kara

A philosopher and a logician take their child on a train from London to Glasgow. As they cross the border into Scotland they see a brown cow standing alone in a field. ‘Look,’ says the child, ‘the cows in Scotland are brown.’ ‘No,’ says the philosopher, ‘there are cows in Scotland, and at least one of them is brown.’ ‘That’s not right either,’ says the logician, ‘there is at least one cow in Scotland, of which one side appears to be brown.’ (Anonymous popular anecdote) Introduction The evidence before our own eyes can be the subject of debate

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Exploiting research in UK drug policy making?
Author: Mark Monaghan

The initial enthusiasm for the evidence-based policy agenda has recently been replaced with increasing scepticism. Critics point out that ‘policy-based evidence’ characterises the relationship more accurately. Analysing the role and nature of evidence in the context of UK drug policy and drawing on a range of theories of the policy process and research utilisation, this book pursues an alternative route for conceptualising the evidence and policy connection, which moves beyond zero-sum statements of evidence-based policy and policy-based evidence. It will be essential reading for students and researchers in public policy and criminology.

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Interdisciplinary and International Research

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This important book offers practical advice for using evidence and research in policymaking. The book has two aims. Firstly, it builds a case for ethics and global values in research and knowledge exchange, and secondly, it examines specific policy areas and how evidence can guide practice.

The book covers important policy areas including the GM debate, the environment, Black Lives Matter and COVID-19. Each chapter assesses the ethical challenges, the status of evidence in explaining or describing the issue and possible solutions to the problem. The book will enable policymakers and their advisors to seek evidence for their decisions from research that has been conducted ethically and with integrity.

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A How-to Guide for Police Organizations

When it comes to adopting evidence-based approaches, does the size of an organization really matter?

This practical guide brings leading police and sociology experts together to demonstrate how police forces of all sizes can successfully embed evidence-based methods by using their strengths and limitations to their advantage. Drawing on experiences of policing in North America, it proposes new ways of strategizing and harnessing the talents of ‘change champions’.

Building on the authors’ widely adopted first book on evidence-based policing, this is essential reading for practitioners, aspiring leaders, students and policy-makers.

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77 Evidence & Policy • vol 10 • no 1 • 77-92 • © Policy Press 2014 • #EVPOL Print ISSN 1744 2648 • Online ISSN 1744 2656 • http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/174426413X662824 Evidence and the antisocial behaviour policy cycle Jon Bannister, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK jon.bannister@mmu.ac.uk Anthony O’Sullivan, University of Glasgow, UK tony@newhavenresearch.co.uk Context conditions the nature of policy development. The relationship between evidence and policy is similarly conditioned in terms of the types of evidence deployed to address specific policy

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Author: Mark Monaghan

209 de ba te Key words evidence • policy • research utilisation • cannabis © The Policy Press • 2008 • ISSN 1744 2648 Evidence & Policy • vol 4 • no 2 • 2008 • 209-31 appreciating cannabis: the paradox of evidence in evidence-based policy making Mark Monaghan This article explores evidence utilisation in a politicised policy area. Using recent debates in UK drug classification as a case study, it suggests that the relationship between evidence in policy in such areas is frequently conceived in linear terms, where policies are ultimately either evidence

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547 Evidence & Policy • vol 9 • no 4 • 547-56 • © Policy Press 2013 • #EVPOL Print ISSN 1744 2648 • Online ISSN 1744 2656 • http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/174426413X662752 practice Evidence and obesity prevention: developing evidence summaries to support decision making Rachel Clark,1 rachelclark@ceips.org.au Elizabeth Waters,2 ewaters@unimelb.edu.au Rebecca Armstrong,2 armr@unimelb.edu.au Rebecca Conning,3 rebecca.conning@gmail.com Steven Allender,4 steven.allender@deakin.edu.au Boyd Swinburn,4,5 boyd.swinburn@auckland.ac.nz Public health practitioners make

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Author: Ian Sanderson

59 evidence-based policy or policy-based evidence? reflections on scottish experience Ian Sanderson Devolved government in Scotland is maturing and seeking new policy approaches to complex economic and social problems. A recent shift of focus towards outcomes signals potential strengthening of the role of evidence in policy making and the development of strategic policy frameworks has involved extensive use of evidence. The way in which evidence is used in policy making depends upon particular circumstances so it is necessary to be cautious about

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