Reviewing and Communicating Evidence

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Alice Milner - Speaker

Knowledge Exchange - Awareness Raising Seminar

Policy makers need reliable information in order to develop evidence-based policies. The volume of information generated on environment, food and rural issues is vast, making it difficult for policy makers to efficiently integrate information for rational decision making. Reviewing evidence reduces information into manageable nuggets, separating insignificant, unsound or redundant information from the salient. Common methods of reviewing information (e.g. literature review and expert opinion) are useful but may not detect all information required for rational decision making. There are methods available that can increase the credibility and transparency of evidence review findings. The lecture: • Outlined the principles of systematic methods for reviewing evidence • Discussed the strengths and limitations of the difference evidence reviewing methods available • Provided practical tips on how to search, appraise and summarise evidence to achieve reliable, credible and transparent findings
17 Jun 2015

External organisation

NameUK Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

ID: 30605094