Ontologies, methods and evidences: fostering the use of mixed-methods with accuracy

Journal title RIV Rassegna Italiana di Valutazione
Author/s Giancarlo Vecchi
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2017/69 Language English
Pages 16 P. 154-169 File size 418 KB
DOI 10.3280/RIV2017-069009
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Il dibattito su ‘evidence-based policy making’ affronta il tema del ruolo della valutazione, e in generale delle scienze sociali, nell’influenzare il disegno e l’attuazione dei programmi pubblici. La riflessione è spesso tradotta in termini metodologici e ciò che emerge è la predilezione per i disegni di valutazione controfattuale. Diversamente l’autore sottolinea l’esigenza di adottare un approccio pluralista nell’utilizzo dei metodi e dei disegni di ricerca, considerando i diversi significati che il termine ‘evidenza’ può avere se si considera sia la complessità delle politiche pubbliche sia i bisogni informativi dei policy-makers. Su questa base, l’autore suggerisce alcune strategie per migliorare la rilevanza del ruolo dei valutatori nei processi di policy-making.

Keywords: Evidence-Based Policy Making; Ontologies; Methods

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Giancarlo Vecchi, Ontologies, methods and evidences: fostering the use of mixed-methods with accuracy in "RIV Rassegna Italiana di Valutazione" 69/2017, pp 154-169, DOI: 10.3280/RIV2017-069009