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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. Continue reading

The Role of Evidence in Policy Making: a Welsh Government Perspective

Richard Thurston, Head of Research for Education & Skills, Knowledge and Analytical Services in the Welsh Government, discusses the role of evidence in policy making in theory and in practice.

This is a recording of a session hosted by the Wales DTC in the Hadyn Ellis Building, Cardiff University, on 30 January 2014. Continue reading