ERIC Number: EJ272623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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Social Science and Educational Reform: The Political Uses of Social Research.
Wirt, Frederick M.; Mitchell, Douglas E.
Educational Administration Quarterly, v18 n4 p1-16 Fall 1982
Describes four stages of policy formulation (issue definition, deliberation on policy options, authoritative allocation, and performance oversight) and four types of policy-relevant social research (descriptive, explanatory, critical, and forecasting). Proposes a model showing the linkages among research types, policy-making stages, and policy makers' motives. (RW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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