10 Apr More quotes on policy analysis
A few weeks ago I posted a quote that was helping me stay motivated (read it here).
Today, I am focused on this quote which is a nice reminder of why policy-makers need more than just “facts” (read quantitative outputs) and that my job is to provide them with alternatives and considerations of the impacts policies may have and are having:
What qualitative research can offer the policy maker is a theory of social action grounded on the experiences—the world view—of those likely to be affected by a policy decision or thought to be part of the problem.
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Reference: Walker, R. (1985) Applied Qualitative Research, Aldershot: Gower.