Author George Argyrous
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Evidence for policy and decision-making / George Argyrous / Sydney [Australia] : UNSW Press (2009)
Evidence for policy and decision-making : a practical guide [printed text] / George Argyrous . - Sydney (Australia) : UNSW Press, 2009 . - 309 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN : 978-0-86840-903-0 : $49.95
Languages : English (eng)
Costs and Cost Analysis ; Evidence-Based Practice ; Handbooks ; Organization and Administration ; Policy Making ; Qualitative Research ; Research methods
JF 1525 Political institutions and public administration
Abstract: The need to base policy on evidence has placed pressure on decision-makers to support proposals with well-grounded research and information. However, no practical guide with a focus on public sector policy and decision-making for doing this exists. This edited text fills the gap by providing a practical and comprehensive manual for people working in policy areas. It is aimed at practitioners with little or no experience in research and analysis but who require skills in managing, assessing and critically evaluating evidence use in the public sector. Contents note: 1 Past, present, and possible futures for evidence-based policy -- Sandra Nutley, Isabel Walter and Huw Davies -- Part A Frameworks for using evidence -- 2 Evaluation principles and practice -- Ralph Hall -- 3 A practical guide to costbenefit analysis -- Leo Dobes -- 4 Multi-criteria analysis -- Wendy Proctor -- 5 Economic modelling and forecasting -- Peter Abelson -- 6 Scenario analysis for strategic thinking -- Gary Saliba and Glenn Withers -- Part B Gathering and analysing evidence -- 7 Using consultants to gather evidence -- Leo Dobes -- 8 Sources and uses of secondary data in research -- George Argyrous -- 9 A users guide to sample surveys -- Australian Bureau of Statistics -- 10 Qualitative research methods -- Ralph Hall -- 11 Basic statistical methods for policy and decision-making -- George Argyrous -- 12 Measuring the relationship between variables -- George Argyrous -- References -- Index Record link:
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