In his second post, Philippe Martin outlines some of the key findings of his study of the effect that certain contextual factors have on think tanks' performance. He concludes with a number of interesting research questions to inform any efforts for further analysis.
Posts tagged ‘research’
Philippe Martin has used the Think Tank Initiative's database to test a number of hypothesis about the effect that certain contextual factors have on think tanks' performance. In this first post of two, he outlines some of the hypothesis studied.
A couple of months ago I published a couple of blogs about a new project funded by the TTI to study the relationship between think tanks and universities. The project in Latin America is now underway and the team has set up a new website: +Saber América Latina.
What can think tanks do to control -or manage- the quality of their research, communications and management? I offer a few ideas in this post: some tested and some to be tested. From in-house to outsourcing as well as networks and relying on good old practice.
Hans Gutbrod suggests that think tanks at their best optimize, fix, and close policy gaps, trying to improve everyone's lives. This helps to define what think tanks are and should do, and has practical implications for the research decisions they make.
In this event, co-organised by On Think Tanks and IEP in Peru, we ask think tanks' audiences how they prefer to access information and knowledge. A politician, a journalist, and a researcher provide their opinions and experiences to inform think tanks' strategies.
Jonathan Tanner of WonkComms has blogged about the tension that exists between communicators and researchers and presents a number of insightful ideas about how to resolve them. He calls for important changes in the way in which we think about their roles and their relation with each other.