Generating policy impact (GENIMP) Session 1

**This programme is open to staff and post-grads at Manchester Metropolitan University only. Sessions for external individuals and ECRs will be held in the future.**

This short course consists of 2 four hour sessions that are designed to help academics undertaking policy-relevant research to develop a clear strategy for generating policy impact. A working knowledge of UK policy-making and evidence-based policy is assumed. The sessions are as follows:

Session 1: Policy-making and evidence

In the first part of this session we draw on political science to look at different models of policy-making and their implications for researchers and research. We consider what counts as policy and what counts as policy change. In the second part of the session we look at the ways in which different types of research evidence are used in policy-making. Currently there is much emphasis on the use of Randomised Control Trials and longitudinal studies in evidence-based policy. We discuss this trend but also make a case for the importance of case-based and qualitative research.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact with any questions.

Will refreshments be provided?

Yes, tea and coffee will be provided through out the session.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, there will be a sign in sheet at the session.

Is this session only offered to MMU Staff and post-grads?

Yes, the ‘Generating policy impact (GENIMP)’ sessions are only availble to staff and post-grads at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Only sign-up if you are able to attend both dates:

Session 1 Wednesday 9th May 2018, 1pm – 5pm

Session 2 Wednesday 16th May 2018, 1pm – 5pm

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