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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The House has already passed its own bill to thwart the CFPB rule, and now the Senate is set to do the same, possibly as early as today, according to Michael Best, director of advocacy research at the Consumer Federation of America.
''While $1.2 billion is an enormous number, it is going to be very easily absorbed by the company,'' said Jack Gillis, director of public affairs for the Consumer Federation of America, a consumer advocacy research and lobbying group.
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.
According to Advocacy research, just complying with federal regulations costs the nation's smallest firms $7,647 per employee each year.
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.
Dari Tritt, director of Air Force family advocacy research at Brooks City-Base, Texas.
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.
He concludes: "The question to ask is not whether these latest Peterson-group reports overestimate private school effects, but by how much." (Full disclosure: Paul Peterson, editor-in-chief of Education Next, and I were among the scholars conducting these evaluations.) 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." (See Letters, p.7, for the debate between Greene and Carnoy.
Menachem Krajcer directs the Welfare Advocacy Research Project (WARP) at the Applied Research Center.
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