A framework to evaluate the impacts of research on policy and practice

Blog post: Laura Meagher and David Edwards write for Integration and Implementation Insights about an evaluation framework they have developed and tested in the UK which addresses a number or common and reasonable questions about what impact actually is, whether it is meaningful, and how to proceed in the future. click here to read

What is the question, exactly?

Subho Banerjee, Research Program Director, ANZSOG Successful collaboration between practitioners and academics can play a critical role in strengthening the evidence base for public policy decision-making. Yet it remains a rarity to see it done in a manner which is genuinely satisfying for both sides, and which generates real impact in the public policy process. … Continue reading What is the question, exactly?

Making an academic contribution to public policy

Sean Innis As anyone with experience in government knows, developing policy is a complex, contested process with many uncertainties and vagaries. Worthy policy ideas long in development and thoughtful in design are often left on the cutting room floor, while other ideas emerge with little thought or planning seemingly from nowhere. From the perspective of … Continue reading Making an academic contribution to public policy

Making an impact with research: How to engage critically with well-meaning advice

Blog post Paul Cairney and Kathryn Oliver present thoughts and guidance, based on their review of advice frequently offered to academics about how to use research to make an impact on policy. They focus on the relative lack of specific advice, and advice tailored to early career researchers, female researchers, and people of colour. click … Continue reading Making an impact with research: How to engage critically with well-meaning advice