Analysis of Social Policy

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Mary Katherine O'Connor and F. Ellen Netting brings to the fore a thorough analysis of social policy by offering a thorough evaluation of social policy. The duo, in their book, Analyzing Social Policy touch on a number of intricacies and implementation with regards to social policy. Among others, the book in Chapters Five and Six explore the role of research in guiding policy analysis. The book records that research plays a paramount role in guiding the implementation as well as the general analysis of a policy (O'Connor & Netting, 2011). I dare to differ with the duo authors on this perspective.
It would be as deceiving as much as it would be misguiding to insinuate that it is possible for the policy makers to rely purely on research to come with a policy aimed at making guidelines to rule the whole sector, say, the health sector. My position, which juxtaposes, the position of Analyzing Social Policy authors, is premised on the sole reason that many of the researches conducted today are not thoroughly conducted hence they cannot form a reliable source of analyzing social policy. In analyzing social policy, every detail that is relevant to a better understanding should be used as a means of ensuring that the analysis gives the best results. However, this cannot be achievable if the source of analysis of a social policy is a research whose authenticity is in doubt. Most research firms and organizations fail to tap the real intentions of research conducted. Ipso facto, such research are conducted as a way of getting some form of remuneration from such. As a result, the end results of such research do not meet the threshold necessary to be used in analyzing a social…...

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