Evidence-based Policy Making in the Social Sciences: Methods that Matter (Paperback)

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Evidence-based Policy Making in the Social Sciences: Methods that Matter (Paperback)

By Gerry Stoker (Editor), Mark Evans (Editor)

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This book gathers an expert group of social scientists to showcase emerging forms of analysis and evaluation for public policy analysis. Each chapter highlights a different method or approach, putting it in context and highlighting its key features before illustrating its application and potential value to policy makers. Aimed at upper-level undergraduates in public policy and social work, it also has much to offer policy makers and practitioners themselves.
Gerry Stoker is professor in the Department of Government at the University of Manchester and the author of a number of books, including Why Politics Matters. Mark Evans is director of the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra.
Product Details ISBN: 9781447329374
ISBN-10: 1447329376
Publisher: Policy Press
Publication Date: November 15th, 2016
Pages: 276
Language: English
"This is an important book. University-based researchers, think tank staff, and policy makers should all read it and follow its suggestions."
— Citizen's Income Trust

“This valuable book highlights the potential contribution of a wide range of social science research methods to policy making and outlines suggestions for improving the research input into the policy process.”
— Hugh Bochel, University of Lincoln

“An accessible and informative collection, providing invaluable practical guidance, which highlights the central importance of social science to public policy.”
— Tony Manzi, University of Westminster