Brotherhood of St Laurence

Evidence for policy and decision-making : a practical guide. /

By: Argyrous, George (ed.)Publication details: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales Press 2009 Subject(s): Public Administration | Evidence | Policy | Decision-makingDDC classification: 352.33 EVI
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Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Foreword / Allan Fels -- 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 cost benefit 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 user s 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.

"The need to base policy on evidence has placed pressure on decision-makers to support proposals with well-grounded research and information. But there is no practical guide for doing this with a focus on public sector policy and decision-making. 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." -- Publisher

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