Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Policy Article

In the social and behavioral sciences nearly all of the topics that we study have public policy implications.  Even if you are not a policy researcher-perhaps your work is more applied, theoretical, or clinical- a great way to get "unstuck" and to think about your work in a new way is to write a policy article.

Policy work can connect to local, state, federal, or even transnational policies. The key is for you to think about the implications of your work within the framework of policy. This is what led colleagues and I to begin to do some work around the criminalization of immigration.

Today, do some free writing about the policy implications of your work. Also, do a search in google scholar on your topic, and add the words "law" and "policy" to your searches. See what you find.

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