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The Myth of Research-Based Policy and Practice / Edition 1

The Myth of Research-Based Policy and Practice / Edition 1

by Martyn Hammersley


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ISBN-13: 9780857029669
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 04/05/2013
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Martyn Hammersley is Emeritus Professor of Educational and Social Research at The Open University, UK. He has carried out research in the sociology of education and the sociology of the media. However, much of his work has been concerned with the methodological issues surrounding social enquiry. He has written several books, including (with Paul Atkinson) Ethnography: Principles in Practice (third edition; Routledge, 2007), The Dilemma of Qualitative Method (Routledge, 1989), The Politics of Social Research (SAGE, 1995), Reading Ethnographic Research (Second edition; Longman, 1997), Taking Sides in Social Research (Routledge, 2000), Educational Research, Policymaking and Practice (London, Paul Chapman/SAGE, 2002), Questioning Qualitative Inquiry (SAGE, 2008), Methodology Who Needs it? (SAGE, 2011), The Myth of Research-Based Policy and Practice (SAGE, 2013), and The Limits of Social Science (SAGE, 2014).


Table of Contents

Some Questions about Evidence-Based Practice
The Myth of Research-Based Policy-Making and Practice
Is Scientific Research Evidence-Based?
What Counts as Evidence for Evidence-Based Practice?
Is Social Measurement Possible, and Is It Necessary?
The Question of Quality in Qualitative Research
Action Research: A Contradiction in Terms?
On 'Systematic' Reviews of Research Literatures
Systematic or Unsystematic, Is That the Question? Some Reflections on the Science, Art and Politics of Reviewing
The Interpretive Attack on the Traditional Review
What Is Qualitative Synthesis and Why Do It?

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