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Evidence Cafes - A How-to Guide for Police and other Public Services

Clough, Gill and Adams, Anne (2017). Evidence Cafes - A How-to Guide for Police and other Public Services. Open University.

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Evidence Cafes are a method of knowledge exchange that aims to bridge the gap between research and practice, enabling participants explore how research might inform their practice and giving academics access to the practice-based insights on the research from practitioners. Evidence cafes are characterised by two-way dialogue between practitioners and academics in which both emerge with changed understandings. In this sense, they are distinct from focus groups, workshops and presentations in which the flow of information is largely one-way. Evidence Cafes can be used to facilitate change within an organisation and lead to sustainable impact through the ripple-effects and follow-on activities they trigger. This paper is a short guide to the Evidence Cafe method, explaining how to organise, set-up, plan and run an Evidence Cafe, and how to avoid the pitfall of running just another workshop under a different name.

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 2017 The Authors
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Police Knowledge FundNot SetHEFCE
Keywords: Evidence cafes, evidence-based practice, evidence champions, police, knowledge exchange
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
Item ID: 52564
Depositing User: Gill Clough
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2017 10:53
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2018 17:18
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