·  In your own words, what is public policy? What is social policy?

·  What factors must be considered in making policy?

·  What is evidence-based research and why is it important for the well-being of society?

·  Provide an example of how evidence-based research has led to policy change.

·  What role can social scientists play in linking theory, research, and practice?

 

Resources

 

Project Citizen (n.d.) What is public policy? (read the text and view the embedded video clip)

http://www.civiced.org/pc-program/instructional-component/public-policy

 

Boundless.com (n.d.). The policy-making process. (review each of the 6 links in the process by clicking on each concept)

https://www.boundless.com/political-science/textbooks/boundless-political-science-textbook/domestic-policy-15/the-policy-making-process-95/

 

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (2008). Interventions, Social Policy.

http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/social_policy.aspx

 

Brownson, R.C., Chriqui, J.F., & Stamatakis, K.A. (2009). Understanding evidence-based public health policy. American Journal of Public Health, 99(9)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2724448/

 

Joseph Rowntree Foundation (2000). Linking research and practice.

https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/linking-research-and-practice

 

Video (4:06) Types of Research Used for Evidence Based Practice.

 
 
 

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