Research Methods: Policy Analysis

Capturing Change in Science, Technology, and Innovation: Improving Indicators to Inform Policy

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Capturing Change in Science, Technology, and Innovation assesses and provides recommendations regarding the need for revised, refocused, and newly developed indicators of science, technology, and innovation (STI) activities that would enable National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) to respond to changing policy concerns. This report also identifies and assesses both existing and potential data resources and tools that NCSES could exploit to further develop its indicators program. Finally, the report considers strategic pathways for NCSES to move forward with an improved STI indicators program. The recommendations offered in Capturing Change in Science, Technology, and Innovation are intended to serve as the basis for a strategic program of work that will enhance NCSES's ability to produce indicators that capture change in science, technology, and innovation to inform policy and optimally meet the needs of its user community.

Barbara Fraumeni, PhD of the USM Muskie School, served on the The Panel on Developing Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators for the Future which helped author this publication.

 Suggested Citation: National Research Council. (2014). Capturing Change in Science, Technology, and Innovation:  Improving Indicators to Inform Policy. Panel on Developing Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators for the Future, Robert E. Litan, Andrew W. Wyckoff, and Kaye Husbands Fealing, Editors. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

Publication Type: 
Book/Monograph
Publish Date: 
September 30, 2014
URL: 
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18606

The Faltering Safety Net in a Reluctant Nation: Women’s Economic Security at Risk in America

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While the U.S. has always been a reluctant welfare state, political opposition to the safety net is at an all-time high. Many safety net programs in the U.S. have either been downsized or eliminated or are being threatened with such. Women are especially at risk. The safety net is an essential source of support for them, especially women with children, poor and working class women, and women of color. In this paper we describe the U.S.'s long-standing ambivalence towards the safety net and its impact on women. We explore how a romanticized devotion to “traditional” work and family norms, complicated by class and race, influence and shape public attitudes, and continue to be inscribed in the design and delivery of safety net programs. We also review proposed changes and evaluate their potential to either help or undermine women's control over their lives and their ability to achieve economic security. [publisher's abstract]

Suggested Citation: Morris, L. A., & Deprez, L. S. (2014). The faltering safety net in a reluctant nation: Women's economic security at risk in America. Women's Studies International Forum, Special Issue. In press. doi: 10.1016/j.wsif.2013.11.002

Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Publish Date: 
February 1, 2014
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URL: 
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2013.11.002

Using the QI Maturity Tool to Classify Agencies Along a Continuum

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Suggested Citation:

Joly, B. M., Booth, M., Mittal, P., & Zhang, Y. (2013). Using the QI maturity tool to classify agencies along a continuum. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research, 2(3), Article 2.

Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Publish Date: 
March 28, 2013
URL: 
http://uknowledge.uky.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1050&context=frontiersinphssr

Driving a Public Health Culture of Quality: How Far Down the Highway Have Local Health Departments Traveled?

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Suggested Citation:

Beitsch, L. M., Rider, N. L., Joly, B. M., Leep, C., & Polyak, G. (2013). Driving a public health culture of quality: How far down the highway have local health departments traveled? Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e31828e25cf

Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Publish Date: 
April 1, 2013
URL: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23549372

Monitoring QI Maturity of Public Health Organizations and Systems in Minnesota: Promising Early Findings and Suggested Next Steps

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Suggested Citation:

Miner Gearin, K. J., Gyllstrom, M. E., Joly, B. M., Frauendienst, R. S., & Myhre, J. (2013). Monitoring QI maturity of public health organizations and systems in Minnesota: Promising early findings and suggested next steps. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research, 2(3), Article 3.

Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Publish Date: 
March 28, 2013
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URL: 
http://uknowledge.uky.edu/frontiersinphssr/vol2/iss3/3
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