Lorraine McDonnell and Stephen Weatherford: Expanding the Definition of Evidence in Studies on the Use of Research Evidence in Policy

These examples suggest at least two recommendations for those studying the use of research evidence in education policymaking. (We include others in our book.) The first speaks to how to assess the role of intermediary organizations. Second, we recommend that studies of the use of research evidence include policy analyses in addition to examining research focused on the functioning and effects of educational interventions. After a long period of dormancy, the study of research evidence use has made remarkable advances over the past decade. Consequently, it is an opportune time to strengthen the validity of URE policy studies by expanding the range of evidence analyzed.

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