Getting a GRIPP on policies: turning research into policy and practice

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008
TITLE AUTHOR(S): C.Hongoro, Y.Ke, J.Carter
KEYWORDS: POLICY FORMULATION, POLICY IMPLEMENTATION, RESEARCH DESIGN
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/september-2008/gripp
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 5861

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Abstract

Policy processes are complex and sometimes chaotic. It is naive to think that a rational model of policy making would, as a matter of course, influence the policy process. A critical factor in ensuring that research is utilised in the policy process is to engage interested parties early on in the research process to ensure that the research is relevant, say Charles Hongoro, Yu Ke and Jonathan Carter.