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How can we assess research use and wider research impact?

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346650.003.0009
How can we assess research use and wider research impact?

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This chapter returns to one of the assumptions made at the start, that an evidence-informed approach to both policy and practice is worthwhile. It examines how to test such a proposition. It identifies three different perspectives — tracking from completed research through to actual and potential consequences; focusing on understanding the use of research in research user communities; and assessing initiatives that have been designed to increase research impacts. It elaborates each of these perspectives, based on the discussions and models laid out in earlier chapters.

Keywords: evidence-informed approach; policy; practice; research user communities; research impacts

Chapter.  9421 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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