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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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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: 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/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
Item ID: 12926
Depositing User: Reece Walters
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2009 08:39
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 12:56
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