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Book Review: The Myth of Research-Based Policy & Practice. By M. Hammersley
(2013)
  • Lauren Leigh Hinthorne, University of Queensland
Abstract

First, a confession: I was drawn in by the catchy title. Working broadly in the area of international development, I frequently encounter appeals for research that can inform policy (e.g. situation analyses, monitoring & evaluation, impact assessments). As an early career researcher, I also feel intense pressure from within the university sector to demonstrate either that my research is ripe for commercialization or that it has a social impact (i.e. that it can influence decision makers). So when the title of this book promised to expose research-based policy/practice as a myth, it immediately caught my attention...

Publication Date
2013
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Lauren Leigh Hinthorne. "Book Review: The Myth of Research-Based Policy & Practice. By M. Hammersley" (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lauren_leigh_hinthorne/11/