Aspiring to evidence-based policy and practice; but what type of evidence is useful?
Sampson, A. 2013. Aspiring to evidence-based policy and practice; but what type of evidence is useful? UEL Research and Knowledge Exchange Conference 2013. University of East London, London 26 Jun 2013 London University of East London.
Over the last twenty years or so policymakers, commissioners, and those delivering social programmes have been encouraged to make decisions on the basis of evidence. But evidence-based policy is not as simple as often presented and dominant research methods do not necessarily enhance our ability to predict whether a policy or social programme will be effective. In practice, parts of East London remain some of the most economically and socially disadvantaged, despite a succession of urban policies; and, social programmes can be effective in some places but not in others, for example, Sure Start, Youth Inclusion Programme and New Deal for Communities.
|Keywords||evidence-based policies; young people; initiative; theories; reliability of information|
|Conference||UEL Research and Knowledge Exchange Conference 2013|
|Publisher||University of East London|
|26 Jun 2013|
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|Deposited||08 Jul 2013|
|Place of publication||London|
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