·  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?




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



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



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



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



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



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


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