Methods For Policy Research / Edition 1

Methods For Policy Research / Edition 1

by Ann Majchrzak, Majchrzak
     
 

The analysis of policies with a view to changing them is the subject of this book. Written by an expert on policy research, it shows ways of presenting alternatives to policy-makers with the emphasis on communicating the value and applicability of the research that backs up the policy options. The author employs a pragmatic approach that deals with real world

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The analysis of policies with a view to changing them is the subject of this book. Written by an expert on policy research, it shows ways of presenting alternatives to policy-makers with the emphasis on communicating the value and applicability of the research that backs up the policy options. The author employs a pragmatic approach that deals with real world issues, and which presents the processes involved in a step-by-step manner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803920606
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/01/1984
Series:
Applied Social Research Methods Series, #3
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

Meet the Author

Ann Majchrzak (Ph D, Social Psychology, UCLA, 1980) is a Professor of Information and Operations Management at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. She has been doing policy research since 1980 for U.S. government agencies, large and small non-profits, and corporations. She also does research in her specific discipline of organizational and technological innovation, including studies on knowledge sharing, innovation, distributed cognition, emergent groups, virtual collaboration, collaboration in high-secure volatile environments, emergency response, and innovation challenges. Her publications include such books as The Human Side of Factory Automation (Sage), articles in such journals as Organization Science, Information Systems Research, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Harvard Business Review, and Sloan Management Review and numerous book chapters and presentations to industry, government, and academics She has served on 3 National Academy of Sciences Committees and is a senior editor for Organization Science and MIS Quarterly. For more information: http://www.marshall.usc.edu/faculty/directory/majchrza

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Table of Contents

The Nature of Policy Research
Preparing for a Policy Research Study
Conceptualizing the Policy Research Study
Technical Analysis
Analysis of Study Recommendations
Communicating Policy Research to Policymakers

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