Project

A philosophical investigation into the nature and value of Evidence-based Policy

Code
01SC1621
Duration
01 October 2021 → 30 September 2025
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • General philosophy of science
    • Philosophy of social science
    • Philosophy of medical and biomedical sciences
Keywords
Evidence-based policy EBP evidence hierarchy transferability problem
 
Project description

This project aims at a philosophical investigation into the nature and value of Evidence-Based Policy (EBP). The objectives are (1) developing a positive characterization of what EBP is, (2) trying to distinguish EBP clearly from alternative ways of policy-making and (3) arriving at a systematic
investigation of the surplus value of EBP compare to the alternatives.