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Evidence-based decision making (EBDM) is a framework that has yielded huge benefits in fields ranging from medicine to social policy. While the concept is becoming popular in the built environment sector and terms such as “evidence-based design” are now widely used, our research has shown...
This research describes a research-practice collaboration to support climate change planning. It highlights the potential benefits of investing in the capacity of researchers and natural resource management practitioners to engage in collaborative research partnerships.
The Australian Centre of Excellence in Local Government discusses the value of the City of Melbourne’s research capacity.
Apart from the direct value of knowing the City Research story itself, the benefit of presenting these perspectives is in their contribution...
What works and at what cost? It’s a question commonly asked by funders, policy makers and practitioners, seeking to make the best use of available resources. To make informed decisions, a sensible first step is to look at what may be learned from past experience...
This survey of more than 18,000 academics by the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB), found that the proportion of respondents doing commercial consultancy has more than halved from 15 per cent to 7 per cent.
This report updates the...
Background: The impact of an evaluation is an important consideration in designing and carrying out evaluations. Evaluation influence is a way of thinking about the effect that an evaluation can have in the broadest possible terms, which its proponents argue will lead to a...
In 2011, RIN worked with a number of partners, including IOP Publishing, to produce a study on how physical scientists find, use and disseminate information. This study used a qualitative approach – interviews and focus groups – to understand groups of researchers working...
The Knowledge Infrastructures research group convened a workshop in May 2012, sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Sloan Foundation. Some 25 international scholars from many domains, including sociology, science and technology studies, computer science, human-computer interaction, and the digital humanities, participated in...
CFCA Manager Elly Robinson draws on the wisdom of Atul Gawande to help make complex concepts understandable.
"Use familiar words – words that your readers will understand, and not words they will have to look up. No advice is more elementary, and no...
Knowledge is central to development. The World Bank invests about one-quarter of its budget for country services in knowledge products. Still, there is little research about the demand for these knowledge products and how internal knowledge flows affect their demand. About 49 percent of the...