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Paper 1: Evidence based policy: whence it came and where it's going

Description
Looks at reasons why the UK in particular has seen an upsurge of interest in evidence-based policy and practice.

Paper 2 - Systematic Reviews: What they got to offer evidence based policy and practice

Description
Contributes to the debate on extending the use of systematic reviews to a wider range of policy areas.

Paper 3 - Evidence Based Policy: I In Search of a Method

Description
Enters the debate on the best strategy for marshalling bygone research results into the policy process by examining the logic of the meta-analysis and narrative review

Paper 4 - Evidence Based Policy: II The Promise of 'Realist Synthesis'

Description
Begins by summarising the characteristics of the two main approaches to systematic review: meta-analysis and narrative review

Paper 5 - Evidence and Policy and Naming and Shaming

Description
This paper is a contribution to the methodological work of the ESRC Centre for Evidence Based Policy and Practice, and part of an attempt to broaden the applications and techniques of systematic review

Paper 6 - Making it Easy for the Reader: a Guide to the Use and Citation of Published Material

Description
The evidence-based policy and practice movement is heavily dependent on the identification of existing research, through secondary sources or by manually following up material cited in primary research literature

Paper 7 - Evidence based policy and the quality of evidence: Rethinking peer review

Description
Learning from past experience through the analysis of documented research is a key element of evidence based policy and practice, and has prompted considerable debate about evidential quality

Paper 8 - Does Megan's Law Work? A Theory-Driven Systematic Review

Description
Megan's Law was rushed onto the statute books in response to public outrage at the death of a child at the hands of a paedophile, and evidence of its effectiveness has trickled in as an afterthought.

Paper 9 - Evidence Based Policy and Practice: Cross Sector Lessons From the UK

Description
Draws out some of the key lessons to have emerged from trying to ensure that policy and practice are better informed by evidence, focusing on four requirements for improving evidence use.

Paper 10 - Conceptual Synthesis 1: Learning from the Diffusion of Innovations

Description
Sets out the key ideas, models and debates within the diffusion of innovations (DoI) literature and reviews the implications for developing a better understanding of research utilisation and evidence based policy and practice implementation.

Paper 11 - Fit for purpose? Assessing research quality for evidence based policy and practice

Description
Examines existing institutional structures for the quality assurance of research in the academic and government/commercial sectors, identifying problems relating to inadequate and/or differential application.

Paper 12 - Social care knowledge: seeing the wood for the trees

Description
The first in a series of three linked Working Papers (Nos. 12-14) documenting work on a project commissioned by the Social Care Institute for Excellence to devise a classification and quality standards for types of social care knowledge.

Paper 13 - Social care knowledge: SCIE-like 'typologies'

Description
The second in a series of three linked working papers (Nos. 12-14) documenting work on a project commissioned by the Social Care Institute for Excellence to devise a classification and quality standards for types of social care knowledge

Paper 14 - Social care knowledge: a 'fit for purpose' classification

Description
The third in a series of three linked working papers (Nos. 12-14) documenting work on a project commissioned by the Social Care Institute for Excellence to devise a classification and quality standards for types of social care knowledge.

Paper 15 - Integrating Evidence Based Practice With Continuing Professional Development: a Seminar Report

Description
This paper briefly summarises the presentations and discussion at a seminar jointly organised by the ESRC UK Centre for Evidence Based Policy and Practice and the Professional Associations Research Network.

Paper 16 - Increasing research impact: early reflections from the ESRC Evidence Network

Description
Examines some of the contributions made by the ESRC's Evidence Network to the development of thinking on evidence based policy and practice (EBPP).

Paper 17 - Types and quality of social care knowledge Stage one: a classification of types of social care knowledge

Description
This paper summarises the first stage of a project for the Social Care Institute for Excellence which is described in more detail in Working Papers 12-14.

Paper 18 - Types and quality of social care knowledge Stage two: towards the quality assessment of social care knowledge

Description
This Working Paper complements Working Paper 17 which reports on the first stage of a project for the Social Care Institute for Excellence to develop a classification and quality standards for social care knowledge.

Paper 19 - A difficult business: finding the evidence for social science reviews

Description
The rise of evidence based policy making in social fields has led to an acceptance of the need for a more rigorous approach to research review, with many useful lessons drawn from the medical field where the evidence based approach has a longer history.

Paper 20 - GM crops and foods. Evidence, policy and practice in the UK: a case study

Description
Investigates the origins, nature, status and relative influence of different types of evidence in the policy development and decision making processes.

Paper 21 - Mentoring relationships: an explanatory review

Description
This review of the mentoring literature does not claim to offer verdicts about what works or does not work (it is assumed that such decisions are made on other grounds).

Paper 23 - Evidence-informed policy: what difference do outsiders in Whitehall make?

Description
This review of the mentoring literature does not claim to offer verdicts about what works or does not work (it is assumed that such decisions are made on other grounds).

Paper 24 - Evidence for Accountability The nature and uses of evidence in the audit, inspection and scrutiny functions of government in the UK

Description
Reports on the findings of a series of six seminars held between October 2004 and September 2005 by the ESRC UK Centre for Evidence Based Policy and Practice.

Paper 25 - The practice of research reviewing 2. Ten case studies of reviews

Description
This Working Paper reports on the second stage of a project to explore and assess current practice in research reviewing. Working Paper 22 reports on the first stage.
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