The Uses of Research in Policy and Practice: Social Policy Report

Publication date: 
June, 2012
Source(s): 
Society for Research in Child Development

William T. Grant Foundation Vice President for Program Vivian Tseng suggests a framework for understanding how and when research is used in policy and practice. She argues for more strategic identification of the intended users of research and increased knowledge of the ways they acquire, interpret and use research evidence — as well as a more reciprocal relationship between research and practice/policy.