advocacy research

advocacy research

a form of social policy research (e.g. on rape) undertaken by researchers with a strong concern about the importance of a social problem. The aim is both to collect information about the level of a social problem and to raise public consciousness.
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It is an example of what is called advocacy research, which, unlike real research, has a biased objective, and uses facts to prove its stance.
This second edition of a resource for professionals and general readers incorporates the latest legal news, advocacy research, technical innovations, and medical advancements affecting students, parents, and teachers in special education.
Office of Advocacy research has shown that new business creation is key to the state's ability to increase gross state product, state personal income and total state employment.
Tesco, the UK's largest supermarket chain, should be broken up and its competitors barred from merging with each other, says the New Economics Foundation, a community advocacy research group.
NAA strives to provide a wealth of information through advocacy research, technology, education and strategic partnerships.
Menachem Krajcer directs the Welfare Advocacy Research Project (WARP) at the Applied Research Center.
Carnoy is no less critical of Jay Greene's recent analysis of the Florida voucher program--or what Carnoy calls "the latest round of voucher advocacy research.
Advocacy research organizations, such as the Education Policy Studies Laboratory in Arizona and the Mackinac Center in Michigan, are able to provide needed information to legislators, governors, and other leaders in a much shorter time than traditional peer-reviewed journals.
The other newsletters, like Advocacy Research and Advocacy Communications, provide information on general small business policy.
In turn, these groups will do such innovative things as provide financial education, engage in advocacy research on why even more money is needed, and offer low-cost accounts and no-fee ATMs.
Some explore contradictions and limitations presented by a researcher's institutional or associational affiliation and question how one does "interested" advocacy research.
I see a good deal of this in the realm of political writers, the media, think tanks like the Heritage Foundation--which can be counted upon to crank out advocacy research favoring religion--and sometimes in academia.
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