Research for Health Policy

Paperback | November 28, 2009

byErica Bell

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Individuals working in health research want to be able to use their findings to influence health policy. However, frequently, research evidence remains detached from practice, and there is a divide between the disciplines of research and policy. Research for Health Policy is an introduction to the emerging genre of applied research for policy decision-making, covering the principles and examining the difficulties of translating research into application using traditional classical experimental techniques and standard qualitative methods.This highly practical and practice-based book is relevant to both international and cross-disciplinary research, and it will equip the reader with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to deliver policy-relevant research in health, in the government, not-for-profit, and private sectors. Helping the reader to develop the blend of strategic people skills, methodological inventiveness, research entrepreneurship, creative design, and policy writing know-how that is critical to delivering useful research evidence for policy, Research for Health Policy is essential reading for anyoneinvolved in health policy advocacy and research, as well as postgraduate students in policy.

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Individuals working in health research want to be able to use their findings to influence health policy. However, frequently, research evidence remains detached from practice, and there is a divide between the disciplines of research and policy. Research for Health Policy is an introduction to the emerging genre of applied research for...

Dr Erica Bell is Deputy Director at The University Department of Rural Health, University of Tasmania. Prior to this she worked as manager of a large 'Policy and Evaluation' unit in the Queensland government. She has worked also as a policy-relevant research consultant, including on consensus-making consultancies producing major natio...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.02 inPublished:November 28, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199549338

ISBN - 13:9780199549337

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Table of Contents

Introduction: the approach used in this book and its rationale1. What changes health policy?2. Deciphering the policy problem3. Reviewing the evidence4. Designing research methods for health policy5. Case-based approaches for health policy6. Consensus-building for health policy7. Telling the health policy story8. Writing sound health policy options9. Maximising the dissemination and impact of evidence for health policyAppendix: CEO interview questions