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Quality assurance and assessment of scholarly research: a guide for researchers, academic administrators and librariansResearch Information Network, 2010Quality assurance and assessment play many important roles in the research community. They inform crucial decisions on the funding of projects, teams and whole institutions, on how research is conducted, on recruitment and promotion, on what is published or disseminated, and on what researchers and others choose to read. They underpin trust in the work of the research community.OrganisationThe Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group began in the year 2000 as an informal collaboration of people with an interest in addressing the shortcomingDocumentResearch Excellence Framework, 2011The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). This document sets out the general framework for assessment in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and provides guidance to UK higher education institutions about making submissions to the 2014 REF.DocumentResearch Excellence Framework, 2012The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs).This document sets out the assessment criteria and working methods of the main and sub-panels for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The final panel criteria and working methods setOrganisationThe Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs).DocumentGrading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group, 2010This article introduces the approach of Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) to rating quality of evidence in health research. GRADE specifies four categories - high, moderate, low, and very low -that are applied to a body of evidence, not to individual studies.DocumentOverseas Development Institute, 2005Evidence-based policy (EBP). is a discourse or set of methods which informs the policy process, rather than aiming to directly affect the eventual goals of the policy. It advocates a more rational, rigorous andDocument
Knowledge, policy and power in international development: a practical framework for improving policyOverseas Development Institute, 2013Good policy is not generated simply by increasing the amount of research on a particular topic - there are complex issues to navigate to ensure that the best available knowledge is sourced, interpreted and used to further development goals. This background note illustrates a four-fold framework for analysing the interface between knowledge, policy and practice, namely:DocumentDepartment for International Development, UK, 2012Impact Evaluation (IE) aims to demonstrate that development programmes lead to development results, that the intervention as cause has an effect. Accountability for expenditure and development results is central to IE, but at the same time as policy makers often wish to replicate, generalise and scale up, they also need to accumulate lessons for the future.Document2003Despite many different approaches and traditions within qualitative and evaluative research, there are widespread concerns about quality. This document presents a framework for appraising the quality of qualitative evaluations. It was developed with particular reference to evaluations concerned with the development and implementation of social policy, programmes and practice.