Perceptions on the role of evidence: an English alcohol policy case study

Toner, Paul, Lloyd, Charlie, Thom, Betsy ORCID:, MacGregor, Susanne, Godfrey, Christine, Herring, Rachel ORCID: and Tchilingirian, Jordan (2014) Perceptions on the role of evidence: an English alcohol policy case study. Evidence and Policy, 10 (1) . pp. 93-112. ISSN 1744 2648 (doi:10.1332/10.1332/174426514X13899745453819)

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This paper explores the competing influences which inform public health policy and describes the role that research evidence plays within the policy-making process. In particular it draws on a recent English alcohol policy case study to assess the role of evidence in informing policy and practice. Semi-structured interviews with key national, regional and local policy informants were transcribed and analysed thematically. A strong theme identified was that of the role of evidence. Findings are discussed in the context of competing views on what constitutes appropriate evidence for policy-making.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Alcohol policy; evidence-based policy; evidence-informed policy, research evidence; England
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
Item ID: 13023
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Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 12:13
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 11:20

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