Evidence -based service delivery and development requires full range of interactions with research

Author Christina Heap
Posted 2015.08.25

To help expand understanding of how research makes an impact Sarah Morton draws from her extensive research into how different types of evidence are used to develop and improve key services.

Research might raise awareness of an issue, change people’s knowledge or understanding of an issue, challenge attitudes, perceptions or ideas. Research use doesn’t just mean an instrumental application of research to policy or practice. It means a whole range of interactions and connections between researchers, and those interested in research from policy, practice or members of the public.

Evidence-based policy and practice and knowledge mobilization are frequently used terms, but what are the key challenges in using research to develop and improve services for children and families?

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