policy analysis mini question 1

QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED ON DIFFERNT PAGES WITH REFERENCES

Question 1

Take a position in support of one of the two statements: 

(a) Policy analysts should research the issues and determine the fundamental causes of social problems such as crime, poverty, or homelessness and then recommend solutions. 

(b) Policy analysts should develop implementable policies to address social problems such as crime, poverty, or homelessness without research to determine the cause(s). Support your position with examples or evidence.

Answer the question by demonstrating high technical quality in the following areas:

Did you take a supportive position on one of the statements?

>> Did you recommend a solution or give evidence?

>> Did you debate the pro/con of evidence-based policy making?

>> Did you use the concepts “technocratic guidance” and “technocratic counsel”?

>> Is your post free of grammatical and typing errors?

Question 2

From the e-Activity, provide two reasons and / or examples of what makes the paper or report you selected of high technical quality. Provide the source(s) of the article you selected.

From the e-Activity, provide two examples from the same article that illustrate how the analysis changes the status quo

E-ACTIVITY

Go to the following Websites and analyze at least two policy papers or reports published by a government agency or a think tank that address a current issue (within the last 12 months): Public Agenda, located at http://www.publicagenda.org; RAND Corporation, located at http://www.rand.org; Policy Library, located at http://www.policylibrary.com/;  American Enterprise Institute, located at http://www.aei.org; Cato Institute, located at http://www.cato.org; Economic Policy Institute, located at http://www.epi.org/; or The Heritage Foundation, located at http://www.heritage.org. Be prepared to discuss

Answer the question by demonstrating high technical quality in the following areas:

>> Did you provide the sources of the article you selected?

>> Did you provide two examples of how analysis changed status quo?

>> Is your answer longer than 250 words?