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Evidence-based policy: Where is our theory of evidence?

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This article critically analyses the concept of evidence in evidence-based policy, arguing that there is a key problem: there is no existing practicable theory of evidence, one which is philosophically-grounded and yet applicable for evidence-based policy. The article critically considers both philosophical accounts of evidence and practical treatments of evidence in evidence-based policy. It argues that both fail in different ways to provide a theory of evidence that is adequate for evidence...

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10.5042/jcs.2010.0017

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of Children's Services More from this journal
Volume:
4
Issue:
4
Pages:
6-14
Publication date:
2009-12-01
DOI:
EISSN:
2042-8677
ISSN:
1746-6660
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:116931
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uuid:0af10658-583d-4de4-a45a-7a98bc528f38
Local pid:
pubs:116931
Source identifiers:
116931
Deposit date:
2012-12-20

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