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Deciphering the policy problem

Erica Bell

in Research for Health Policy

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780199549337
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191720635 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549337.003.02
 Deciphering the policy problem

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Deciphering the policy problem is a critical challenge in the preparatory work required to deliver policy-relevant research. The extent to which the evidence delivers workable solutions for clearly understood policy problems is a critical measure of the success of research for policy-makers. An accurate reading of the policy problems is a critical task in policy-relevant research because this reading will be used to drive the design of the whole research enterprise. This chapter aims to help the researcher with that task.

Keywords: health policy; policy problems; health research; policy makers

Chapter.  5748 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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