Carrot flavoured sticks: embedding evidence in government policy

Richard Thurston introduces the role of social science research in policy processes, including evidence-based policy making. He considers the origins and theory underlyingevidence-based policy making and the challenges of implementing this in everyday practice.

Video recording from a talk at the ESRC First Year Student Conference in Cardiff, January 2015.

This video is just under 40 minutes in length.

We also have an extended version of Richard Thurston’s talk on evidence based policy making: ‘The Role of Evidence in Policy Making: a Welsh Government Perspective‘ which is just under an hour and a half long.

The slides for Richard Thurston’s talk can be found on the conference website.