Using evidence well
AbstractWe all rely on evidence. All decisions are based on past experiences, theories and expectations. In a policymaking context, the use of evidence can be challenging: in some cases there may be a plethora of evidence, in others a dearth; evidence may be ambiguous, sometimes partly contradictory, or not directly applicable to the policy under consideration; and there may be time constraints that restrict the gathering of evidence. Using evidence well requires an understanding of how it is produced and used in the policymaking process.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Treasury, Australian Government in its journal Economic Roundup.
Volume (Year): (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
policy-making; evidence based research;
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