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Applied Policy Research : Concepts and Cases

Applied Policy Research : Concepts and Cases - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0815320937

Cover of Applied Policy Research : Concepts and Cases 98 (ISBN 978-0815320937)
ISBN13: 978-0815320937
ISBN10: 0815320930
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Garland Publishing
Published: 1998
International: No

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Applied Policy Research : Concepts and Cases - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0815320937

Peter J. Haas and J. Fred Springer

ISBN13: 978-0815320937
ISBN10: 0815320930
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Garland Publishing
Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

This new, multidisciplinary series will present works devoted to the indigenous peoples of North America -- the First Nations, Native Hawaiians, Native Americans, and the Indians of Mexico. Topics will range from the social sciences to education, law, criminology, health, the environment, religion, architecture, linguistics, and agriculture, including innovative interdisciplinary approaches. Books featuring Native voices and issues of particular current significance to Native peoples will be featured. This book gives students of policy analysis, program evaluation, research methods, and public administration insights and know-how in conducting research. The book demystifies policy research in several ways. The authors recognize that traditional analysis or program evaluation are rarely applicable in their pure forms to policy concerns. Therefore, the first four chapters set out a practical approach that avoids forcing idealistic and obscure research concepts onto complex public programs and policies. These chapters also emphasize the importance of the decision context in which research is used. The book also offers a set of case studies drawn from real instances of policy research that provide students with the opportunity to grapple with the challenges posed by the unique information needs of public programs and agencies. Each case study includes the following: -- A detailed description of a policy research problem -- A discussion of the unique challenges posed by the problem -- A description of the policy research techniques utilized -- A summary of the outcomes associated with the research as it was conducted -- Conclusions about the implications for policyresearch -- Exercises and discussion questions for classroom use

Table of Contents

Pt. I Principles of Policy Research

Ch. 1. Introduction to Policy Research
Ch. 2. Strategies for Policy Research in Context
Ch. 3. Policy Research and the Policy Process
Ch. 4. How to Design and Conduct Policy Research: A Practical Approach

Pt. II Case Studies in Policy Research

Ch. 5. The Emergency Substance Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Block Grant (Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986): Improving Government Procedures
Ch. 6. Evaluation of the California Ignition Interlock Pilot Program: A Policy Experiment
Ch. 7. The Extended National Youth Sports Program (ENYSP): A Formative Evaluation
Ch. 8. Deinstitutionalization and Community Services in Virginia: A Policy Assessment
Ch. 9. Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Programs: The St. Louis POWER Demonstration
Ch. 10. The Southwest Texas State High-Risk Youth Program: Policy Research and Professional Practice
Ch. 11. The Dropout Prevention Mentor Project: Delivering Unexpected Messages Through Policy Research
Ch. 12. Housing Sales in Urban Neighborhoods: Using Policy Research to Inform Planning
Ch. 13. Lessons from Case Studies in Policy Research

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