jessicapatterson replied to the topic The Myth of Research-based Policy & Practice by Martyn Hammersley in the forum Default Forum 1 year, 6 months ago
The ‘evidence – based practice movement’ with its origins in medical research takes as its gold standard the results derived from randomly controlled trials (RCTs).
The human mind is an odd beast. I find time after time that when I force myself to say what I think (hypothesis) then state its opposite ‘null hypothesis’ and seek material relating to the null, stuff I had ignored while focussed on the original implicit hypothesis confronts me. As I deal with that ‘stuff’, my analysis becomes richer and more nuanced[Read more]