advocacy research

noun

: 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

Word History

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1972, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of advocacy research was in 1972

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“Advocacy research.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/advocacy%20research. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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