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Research for Health Policy


Bell, E, Research for Health Policy, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 240. ISBN 9780199549337 (2009) [Authored Research Book]

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DOI: doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549337.001.0001


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 research and policy. Research for Health Policy is an introduction to the emerging genre of applied research for policy decision-making, offering new research methods that go beyond the traditional classical experimental techniques and standard qualitative methods. This practical and practice-based book is relevant to researchers in different disciplines and countries, and will equip the reader with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to deliver policy-relevant research in the government, not-for-profit, and private sectors. As a book that helps its 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 anyone doing, studying, or teaching health policy advocacy and research. It also has much to offer postgraduate and professional development students and their educators, who want to move beyond the common undergraduate focus on policy content areas and policy theory/process, to learn more advanced practical research skills for policy-making.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Health policy
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health policy evaluation
UTAS Author:Bell, E (Associate Professor Erica Bell)
ID Code:60642
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2010-02-15
Last Modified:2015-02-20

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