How do we bring research and practice together in way that are mutually informative? How do we connect policy and decision making to data, at a national, regional, local, or oragnizational level? What's the role of evidence in decision making? How can research and practice be mutually informative? How do we build fields of inquiry?


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Funding provided by: National Science Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Heinz Endowments.