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



November 1998 | 175 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This practical guide for doing policy analysis is written for academics who want to get their research to the attention of decision-makers in the public sector, or who want to train their students in the skills necessary to undertake policy-relevant research. Readers will learn: how to prepare an unbiased description of a problem to be studied;

the various diagnostic techniques;

the rules for designing policy prescriptions;

how to use formal forecasting models;

how to reach consensus over fiscal and benefits analysis; how to do costs and benefits analysis strategies for the 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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Roger D. Vaughan

Terry F. Buss

Terry F. Buss, PhD, is Executive Director and Distinguished Professor of Public Policy at the Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, in Adelaide, Australia. Buss earned his doctorate in political science and mathematics at Ohio State University. Over the past 30 years, Buss has built his career in both academe and government.In his immediate past position, he directed the program in International, Security and Defense Studies at the National Academy of Public Administration for five years. From 2000 to 2003, Buss served as dean of the School of Policy and Management at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami. In 2000, Buss... More About Author

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