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    Masterclass: Evidence, Policy, and Politics
    Provider   Researcher Development Programme

    Join us for a masterclass on the interface between research and policymaking and the crosscutting political dimensions that influence policy outcomes.

Duration 2 hours 30 mins

Course Type Classroom

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Postgraduate Research Students

Governments and other organisations develop policies to support and manage their activities, decision-making, and strategies for research funding.  Research provides evidence that can influence and direct policymaking.  These two statements seem simple enough and yet evidence-based policymaking can be both demanding and elusive.

Join us for a masterclass on the interface between research and policymaking and the crosscutting political dimensions that influence policy outcomes. 

 

Credit for PG Cert RPD

 Research students from any discipline are welcome to participate.  Those students who are interested in including this event as part of their portfolio of activity for the PG Cert Researcher Professional Development can record 1 credit against this activity upon completion of a 500 word reflective piece the considering

  • The impact of their research on society and policy
  • Likely political challenges to using their research as an evidence base for policy development
  • A set of distinct arguments to support evidence-based policy development using the trypes of new knowledge they are generating through their PhD studies. 

 

By the end of the master class, participants will:

  • Understand the contexts of evidence-based policy making and the impact of politics
  • Consider the key stakeholders and perspectives in evidence-policy-politics conversations
  • Recognise the skills in assembling, interpreting and analysing information and evidence that might be used to inform policy development


Delivered By: Researcher Development Programme

Prerequisites

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend a course please cancel your place as soon as possible, with at least 3 working days notice via the online booking system http://bookings.strath.ac.uk/mybookings.asp.

PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development

All postgraduate research students are eligible to access the Researcher Development Programme workshops. This workshop can contribute towards the PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD).

You can find credit and class information in the Researcher Development Programme Handbook and in NEPTUNE (Engineering, HaSS) or SPIDER (Science).

Please check with your department or Supervisor to confirm if you are enrolled on the PG Cert RPD and how many credits you are expected to achieve if you are unsure.