Truth and credibility in sincere policy analysis: Alternative Approaches for the Production of Policy-Relevant Knowledge

Barry Bozeman, David Landsbergen

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Abstract

This article distinguishes two competing approaches to policy analysis: a credibility approach and a truth approach. The credibility approach would define the role of the policy analyst as a search for plausible argument instead of truth. After defining the basic assumptions of the truth and credibility approaches, the implications for the conduct of policy analysis are explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-379
Number of pages25
JournalEvaluation Review
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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