Exploring Social Policy

·  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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