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Evidence symposia - exploring the evidence base on key policy themes

Professor Gareth Rees | Sociology | 01 June 2012

This award supports the organisation of four evidence symposia by the wales institute for social and economic research, data  and methods (wiserd), in partnership with the welsh government. The symposia will bring together leading experts and se ...

Constitutional futures and models of policy making

Professor Michael Keating | 01 February 2013

Whether under independence or extended devolution, scotland's ability to manage its own affairs will be constrained. It will be within the european union, have continued links to the rest of the united kingdom and face competitive pressures from worl ...

Measuring cultural value (phase 2)

Dr Claire Donovan | 01 October 2011

This project investigated the possibility of a holistic approach to valuing our culture that is sensitive to various scales of investment in the cultural sector, and that can balance the need for transparent decision-making with a broad vision of the ...

Quangos revisited: the social networks of the public elite

Dr David Griffiths | Sociology | 01 December 2008

This research examines the board members of the quangos of the uk government in 2007. Data has been collected on 2,858 individuals sitting on the boards of 187 public bodies to explore the outside influences and connections which can be found within ...

Standards of evidence for assessing public service performance

Professor Oliver James | Political Science | 01 October 2007

The need for assessments of public service performance to be, in some sense, 'evidence based' is generally uncontroversial but standards of evidence are not straightforward to develop or implement. Standards of evidence relate to the production and u ...

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