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Title: Evidence translation: an exploration of policy makers' use of evidence
Authors: Ingold, Jo
Monaghan, Mark P.
Keywords: Evidence-based policy
Policy translation
Policy transfer
Policy learning
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © Policy Press
Citation: INGOLD, J. and MONAGHAN, M., 2016. Evidence translation: an exploration of policy makers' use of evidence. Policy and Politics, 44 (2), pp.171-190.
Abstract: This paper combines the evidence-based policy making and 'policy as translation' literatures to illuminate the process by which evidence from home or overseas contexts is incorporated into policy. Drawing upon focus groups with Department for Work and Pensions officials, a conceptual model of 'evidence translation' is introduced, comprising five key dimensions which influence how evidence is used in policy: the perceived policy problem, agenda-setting, filtration processes, the policy apparatus and the role of translators. The paper suggests the critical role of 'evidence translators' throughout the process and highlights the perceived importance of methodology as an evidence selection mechanism.
Description: This item will remain Closed Access until 02/04/2017.
Sponsor: The project on which this paper is based was funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1332/147084414X13988707323088
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21322
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/147084414X13988707323088
ISSN: 0305-5736
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Social Sciences)

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