New blog post: "Further research is needed!"
The phrase ‘further research is needed’ is often found in both research articles and in policymaking, where the quest for more ‘evidence’ has become a mantra. But is research really lacking, or can there be other forces behind policymakers’ request for more research?
A new blog post by OSIRIS' Postdoctoral Fellow Silje M. Tellmann explores why we are always calling for more research even though the volume of information is growing too rapidly to keep up with. The post discusses different reasons why policymakers may require more research, the challenge of tracing impact, and some hypotheses on why the uptake of research into policy can seem weak.