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Evaluating and Using Observational Evidence: The Constrasting Views of Policy Makers and Epidemiologists

O'Donoughue Jenkins, Lily; Kelly, Paul; Cherbuin, Nicolas; Anstey, Kaarin


Background: Currently, little is known about the types of evidence used by policy makers. This study aimed to investigate how policy makers in the health domain use and evaluate evidence and how this differs from academic epidemiologists. By having a better understanding of how policy makers select, evaluate, and use evidence, academics can tailor the way in which that evidence is produced, potentially leading to more effective knowledge translation. Methods: An exploratory mixed-methods study...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in Public Health
DOI: 10.3389/FPUBH.2016.00267
Access Rights: Open Access


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