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Methodological Challenges and Perspectives on Knowledge Synthesis in Public Policy
François-Pierre Gauvin and Marie-Christine Hogue presented the Centre's knowledge synthesis project on public policy and obesity, at the 19th International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) World Conference, held in Vancouver in June 2007. 
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This presentation was made early in the development of the project to develop a method for synthesizing knowledge about public policies, using the case of obesity as a focal point around which the model was developed and tested.

The presentation focuses on some of the methodological challenges encountered and proposes some solutions for addressing them. Notably, the questions include: What kinds of evidence can and should be used to inform decision making? How can different kinds of evidence be brought together? How can we analyze and compare different kinds of policies? A key element of this method is that deliberative processes are used: their purpose is to “allow for dialogue and critical examination of the issues [to] facilitate the integration of knowledge that guides decision-making” (Slide 20). 

Synthesising Knowledge on Healthy Public Policy
Challenges and Methodological Perspectives
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