• Extending time – Extended benefits

      Wond, Tracey; Macaulay, Michael; University of Teesside (Taylor and Francis, 2011-02)
      This article argues that there are considerable benefits in using longitudinal research in public management and public policy research. Evaluation research (and UK public management research more generally) still pre-eminently utilizes a short-term perspective, preventing the value of longitudinal, rich data being realized. We argue that longitudinal research develops a deeper contextual approach, and will demonstrate how such methodologies can enhance research endeavours through an extended temporality.