What Do Australian Government reports cite?


Principal investigator


The question of what sources of evidence policymakers rely on is one of increasing interest, with implications for the changing relationship between science and public policy. Recent nationwide surveys have shown that in Australia the most common source of evidence is conversations with experts, while one of the very least is peer-reviewed academic research. How do these answers compare to what government reports are actually citing as evidence?

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