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Communicating Social Science Research to Policy Makers
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Communicating Social Science Research to Policy Makers


Volume: 48

November 1998 | 175 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Using a set of rules as a guide for cost-effective policy analysis, Communicating Social Science Research to Policy Makers helps applied researchers avoid costly mistakes in policy planning and public administration research. Beginning with a practical approach to policy analysis, authors Roger J. Vaughan and Terry F. Buss show the reader how to prepare a nonbiased description of the problem to be studied, how to diagnose the causes of the problem, how to explore the various strategies for dealing with the problem and related issues, how to use formal forecasting projections, how to do cost-benefits analysis, how an analyst can decide what information to communicate, and strategies for the most-effective communication of policy analysis.

 
Offering Advice
 
Assessing
 
Diagnosing
 
Prescribing
 
Prognosticating
 
Evaluating
 
Figuring Out What To Say
 
Deciding How To Say It

Text provides a clear and coherent method of communicating policy information and research to policy makers.

Dr David Miller
Social Work, Case Western Reserve University
January 10, 2011

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