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Critical Thinking About the Uses of Research

Hope, Tim and Walters, Reece (2008). Critical Thinking About the Uses of Research. Evidence Based Research. London, UK: Centre For Crime and Justice Studies.

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Abstract

One of the promises of New Labour was that government policy would be grounded in 'evidence based research'. In recent years some academics have come to question whether the government has delivered on this promise. Professors Reece Walters and Tim Hope offer two contributions to this debate, arguing that rather than the 'evidence base', it is political considerations that govern the commissioning, production and dissemination of Home Office research.

As the first monograph in our 'Evidence based policy series' Critical thinking about the uses of research carries a thought provoking set of arguments.

Item Type: Authored Book
Copyright Holders: 2008 Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
ISBN: 978-0-9548903-6-1
Extra Information: This document is not available in hard copy format
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
Item ID: 12926
Depositing User: Reece Walters
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2009 08:39
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2011 09:27
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/12926
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