"Using Science as Evidence in Public Policy" ed. by Kenneth Prewitt, Thomas A. Schwandt, and Miron L. Straf
Committee on the Use of Social Science Knowledge in Public Policy; Center for Education; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Research Council
NASW Press | 2012 | ISBN: 0309261619 9780309261616 | 124 pages | PDF | 6 MB
This book encourages scientists to think differently about the use of scientific evidence in policy making. This issue investigates why scientific evidence is important to policy making and argues that an extensive body of research on knowledge utilization has not led to any widely accepted explanation of what it means to use science in public policy.