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Developing and testing a new measurement instrument for documenting instrumental knowledge utilisation: the Degrees of Knowledge Utilization (DoKU) scale

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Focus on evidence-based policymaking is greater than ever, and public spending on evaluations is rising. A primary merit of these expenditures is that politicians actually use new knowledge instrumentally – to influence and inform decision making. Nevertheless, we know surprisingly little about whether and how research-based knowledge is utilised. This paper presents a new way of documenting Degrees of Knowledge Utilisation: The DoKU-scale. The scale is tested empirically in a five-year meta-evaluation covering 54 evaluations and 334 legal sources. Through robust method triangulation, the DoKU-scale enables comparison of knowledge utilisation across large numbers of knowledge sources and over time.
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Keywords: Instrumental knowledge utilisation; evidence-based policy making; measurement instrument; meta-evaluation

Affiliations: Aarhus University, Denmark

Appeared or available online: Mon Feb 27 14:00:00 UTC 2017

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