Short Courses

Research for policy

24th April 2012 9:30 to 25th April 2012 17:00

This two day course is for those wanting to explore the relationship between research and policy. The course will familiarise students with key concepts in the research and policy literature on evidence-based and evidence-informed policy. Students will explore the main characteristics of the contemporary policy environment and, with numerous worked examples, critically reflect on the use of research to shape and inform policy and government decision-making.

The course will cover:

  • Evidence-based and evidence-informed policy
  • Characteristics of the policy environment that shape decision-making
  • Models of policy making and research utilisation
  • Influencing policy: the quality of the evidence
  • Influencing the research agenda: mobilisation, adaptation and impact of research on policy
  • Guest lectures showcasing influential academic research.
  • Guest lectures from policy makers discussing the role of research within the policy domain.

The Research Methods short courses run from 09.30 to 17.00 each day at the main Institute of Education building at 20 Bedford Way. For detailed information on the courses and booking information, please see the IOE Research Methods Short Course Programme