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Evidence and Expertise in Policy - POL822

This unit examines the use of and reliance upon research and expert opinion in policy making, in the context of the pressure for 'evidence-based' policy and contestability of advice. It explores issues around reliability and validity of research and develops skills in assessing quality and relevance of evidence related to specific policy problems. The unit considers theoretical debates around participation, engagement and knowledge politics with respect to policy making, and it critically examines a range of contemporary case studies demonstrating the use of evidence in policy formulation and evaluation.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Evening - Session 2, North Ryde, Evening

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus dates: Compulsory)

Staff Contact(s): Politics staff

Admission to MPPP or GradDipPP or GradCertPP or MSc in Environmental Health Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):


Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

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