Evidence Based Research (15 Dec 2004)
The government has been strongly committed to evidence-based policy and practice. It wants to use evidence of what works to inform and drive ambitious and innovative social programmes. But how is evidence-based research used? Is policy based on evidence or informed by it?
Laurie Taylor looks at these issues with Anna Coote, director, Health Policy at the King's Fund and co-author of a report Finding Out What Works and Dr Geoff Mulgan, former director of the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit and currently director of the Institute of Community Studies.
Article URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/thinkingallowed_20041215.shtml
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