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Methods for synthesizing knowledge

Les méthodes de synthèses de connaissances

Tools of Evidence-based policy

Les outils de l'Evidence-Based Policy

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Published on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by Loïc Le Pape

Summary

The Network of Researchers on Policy and Programme Evaluation of the French Evaluation Society is pleased to invite you to a free research seminar on: Methods for Synthesizing Knowledge, to beheld on December 10th 2012 at Paris-Dauphine University, Amphitheater 11. The promotion of evidence-based policy by an increasing number of national governments and international organisations has triggered the issues of gathering available evidence on the impact of public interventions, assessing its credibility, and providing policy-makers with knowledge syntheses. Two state-of-art methods have emerged up to date. The first approach builds on the tools of evidence based medicine: systematic review and meta-analysis. The second approach, called realist synthesis, is rooted in social sciences methodologies. This research seminar will present and discuss the available methods (see programme below). The Network of Researchers on Policy and Programme Evaluation 

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The Network of Researchers on Policy and Programme Evaluation of the French Evaluation Society is pleased to invite you to a free research seminar on:

Methods for Synthesizing Knowledge, to beheld on December 10th 2012 at Paris-Dauphine University, Amphitheater 11.

The promotion of evidence-based policy by an increasing number of national governments and international organisations has triggered the issues of gathering available evidence on the impact of public interventions, assessing its credibility, and providing policy-makers with knowledge syntheses. Two state-of-art methods have emerged up to date. The first approach builds on the tools of evidence based medicine: systematic review and meta-analysis. The second approach, called realist synthesis, is rooted in social sciences methodologies.

This research seminar will present and discuss the available methods (see programme below).

English will be the working language.

Thanks in advance for confirming your participation with the registration form below as soon as possible at accueil@sfe-asso.fr as the number of attendants will be limited.

This is seminar being free, we would like to specify that lunch will not be provided.

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Programme

10 am – 10.15 am : Welcome coffee/tea

10:15am – 10:30 am: Introduction

Agathe Devaux-Spatarakis, PhD  student, Centre Emile Durkheim, Eureval

10:30 am- 12 am : Systematic reviews and meta-analysis

  • (45 ‘)Hilmar Schneider, Director of Labour Policy at IZA (independent research institute, which conducts nationally and internationally oriented labour market research)
  • (10’) discussion:  Roland Rathelot, Researcher at the CREST  (Center of research in economy and statistics), associate member of J-Pal.
  • (35’) Open discussion

12 am - 1:30 pm:Lunch

1:30 pm-3 pm: Realist synthesis

  • (45 ‘) Ray Pawson, Professor of Social Research Methodology, University of Leeds
  • (10’) discussion: Eric Breton, Holder of the Inpes Research Chair in Health Promotion, EHESP School of Public Health.
  • (35’) Open discussion

3 pm – 3:15 pm:Break

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm: Mixed method synthesis

  • (45 ‘) Jos Vaessen, Evaluation manager at UNESCO, Maastricht University.

4:00 pm – 5.00 pm: Concluding session

  • Moderated by Jacques Toulemonde, Eureval and Lyon University
  • (30’) Panel discussion with the three main speakers on the areas of relevance of the various methods
  • 30’) Open discussion and concluding remarks

Places

  • Université Paris Dauphine, amphithéâtre 11 (nouvelle aile du bâtiment) - Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
    Paris, France (75)

Date(s)

  • Monday, December 10, 2012

Keywords

  • évaluation des politiques publiques, preuve et décision publique, méthodes de synthèse, science et politique

Contact(s)

  • Agathe Devaux-Spatarakis
    courriel : chercheurs [dot] evaluation [dot] sfe [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Agathe Devaux-Spatarakis
    courriel : chercheurs [dot] evaluation [dot] sfe [at] gmail [dot] com

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« Methods for synthesizing knowledge », Seminar, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, https://calenda.org/227818

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