Research reveals policy practitioners place a high value on evidence

March 28, 2018

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Today the Trust has published a report and infographics series which updates our research finding from recent activities and research within our Evidence into Policy and Practice work.

The report considers the discussions at our roundtable, held in partnership with the Newcastle University Institute for Social Renewal in December 2017, considering co-produced evidence and robust methodologies.  Discussions on the day identified a range of barriers to taking part in co-production activities but they also highlighted the importance of involving community voice in project development, delivery and evaluation.

This view was shared in our Evidence Exchange 2017 findings which highlighted that social policy professionals place a high value on evidence.  Our findings showed that around two thirds of respondents place a great deal of importance on using evidence to inform their work.  The views were collected through an online survey which ran between October 2017 and January 2018.

These findings are presented in a series of infographics and we have invited specialists to comment on the wider implications in a blog series.

Keep up to date with the Trust’s work on Evidence into Policy and Practice here.