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Research

Research is think tanks main function. It underpins their claim to legitimacy. But getting it right is harder than it sounds. Think tanks must address challenges as diverse as the research skills of their staff, the introduction of new research methods, peer review systems, etc.

These articles and resources offer an opportunity to explore these challenges as well as opportunities for think tanks’ research function.

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