The Science of Using Science

Report
Author(s): 
Laurenz Langer; Janic Tripney; David Gough
Organisation: 
UCL Institute of Education - EPPI Centre
Date published: 
2016
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Research evidence is just one factor that can influence decision-making at a policy and practice level. While various interventions have been developed to enhance and support the use of research evidence by decision-makers, it is unclear which interventions are effective. This research project set out to review the efficacy of interventions applied to increase decision-makers’ use of research in various decision arenas. The project also examined whether there is additional knowledge in the broader social science literature that is relevant to evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) and could be applied to help support future interventions in this area.