Evidence-Based Policy: A Realist Perspective

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Author Ray Pawson presents a devastating critique of the dominant approach to systematic review - namely the 'meta-analytic' approach as sponsored by the Cochrane and Campbell collaborations. In its place is commended an approach that he terms 'realist synthesis'. On this vision, the real purpose of systematic review is better to understand program theory, so that policies can be properly targeted and developed to counter an ever-changing landscape of social problems. The book will be essential reading for all those who ...

Evidence-Based Policy: A Realist Perspective 2006, Sage Publications (CA), London

ISBN-13: 9781412910606

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Evidence-Based Policy: A Realist Perspective 2006, Sage Publications Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781412910590

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