The Science of Using Science: Researching the Use of Research Evidence in Decision-Making

Haven't read this report yet but looks interesting. 

 

http://www.alliance4usefulevidence.org/assets/Science-of-Using-Science-Final-Report-2016.pdf

(excerpt below)

Introduction

Research evidence is just one factor that can influence decision-making at a policy and practice level. While various interventions have been developed to enhance and support the use of research evidence by decision-makers, it is unclear which interventions are effective. This research project set out to review the efficacy of interventions applied to increase decision-makers’ use of research in various decision arenas. The project also examined whether there is additional knowledge in the broader social science literature that is relevant to evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) and could be applied to help support future interventions in this area.