How You Can Move Research Forward (And Why You Should Want To)



Research is supposed to give decision makers information from which they can make sound policy. Without research-based information, what evidence would decisions be based on? Hearsay? Emotions? Gut feel? Some intuition must be part of any decision, sure, but at the core, at least when it comes to public policy, there must be something more concrete to it. Ontario environment minister Glen Murray says so. Recently, at the Ontario Climate Consortium research symposium, he was quoted saying “There has never been a time when science has been more important to the public policy agenda.” Interesting. For a newsperson, research is…

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