advocacy research

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Definition of advocacy research 

: research that is carried out with the intention of providing evidence and arguments that can be used to support a particular cause or position Advocacy research is commonly carried out by pressure groups, lobby groups and interest groups (such as trade unions) and, occasionally, by political parties, journalists and academics …— Catherine Hakim, Research Design, 2000

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1972, in the meaning defined above

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