Book Review: The Myth of Research-Based Policy and Practice | LSE Review of Books

An interesting mini-review of an interesting book, The Myth of Research-Based Policy and Practice, by Martyn Hammersly, questioning the limits of evidence-based policy. I like the conclusion of the review, as in the end, still better than the alternatives:

In the end, I find myself describing evidence-based policy as Churchill described democracy – the worst option excepting all others. Although this book dispelled some of the mythology, when it comes to evidence-based policy, to borrow a phrase from The X-Files, “I want to believe.”

Book Review: The Myth of Research-Based Policy and Practice | LSE Review of Books.