What does it mean to ‘use’ research evidence?

M. Nutley Sandra, Walter Isabel and T.O. Davies Huw

in Using evidence

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9781861346650
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304166 | DOI:
What does it mean to ‘use’ research evidence?

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This chapter begins by defining research use. It then differentiates the different definitions and conceptualisations, and considers some modes that help determine the various forms of use, noting along the way how research use has been defined and assessed in empirical studies. This chapter also introduces questions of replication and innovation in relation to research use, arguing that refinement and adaptation of findings in local contexts is a necessary and natural part of research use.

Keywords: research evidence; empirical studies; replication; innovation; research use

Chapter.  9803 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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