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A blog in the UK's Guardian newspaper raised the issue of why more policy making is not influenced by relevant research. Citing the example of learning from the EPPSE (Effective Pre-School, Primary and Secondary Education) study, in which the education and life trajectories of 3,000 children have been followed, the article suggests a better link between research and policy implementation should be established. Following the report produced earlier this year by the House of Lords on the topic of government chief scientific advisers, conclusions were made on 400 pages of evidence and some important recommendations about how scientific evidence should be acted upon in public policymaking.

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