Policy research: surveys work best if balanced by in-depth qualitative studies

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2013
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.Hart
KEYWORDS: POLICY FORMULATION, POLICY IMPLEMENTATION, RESEARCH
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-september-2013/policy-research-surveys-work-best-if-balanced-by-in-depth-qualitative-studies
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 7916

If you would like to obtain a copy of this Research Output, please contact Hanlie Baudin at researchoutputs@hsrc.ac.za.

Abstract

The purpose of policy research is to enable policy makers and officials to formulate sound policies to address areas within society that require much needed intervention including the economy. It should also enable the provision of adequate information that allows for appropriate conceptualisation of intervention programmes by indicating why certain things are or are not happening.