The rural evidence base: what do rural social scientists have available and what do they need? Bill Slee Macaulay Institute. What do we mean by the evidence base?. A pool of appropriate data at suitable spatial scale to: Monitor change Address contemporary and likely future research questions
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The rural evidence base: what do rural social scientists have available and what do they need?Bill SleeMacaulay Institute
Data are often not available at the right spatial scale
14-30 to 15-15 hrs
Break into small groups around tables
Address the six questions listed (and add your own if you feel a need to)
15-15 to 15-30 hrs
All groups together
(i) What are the main data gaps?
(ii) How can the different communities keep the conversation going? (and do they want to/need to?)
(iii) Are academic and policy communities sufficiently engaged with the practice community