Health policy and systems research: a methodology reader – WHO – 2012

Posted on February 27, 2012. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning, Health Policy | Tags: |

Health policy and systems research: a methodology reader – WHO – 2012

edited by Lucy Gibson   ISBN 978 92 4 150313 6

“What does this Reader offer?

Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) is often criticized for lacking rigour, providing a weak basis for generalization of its findings and, therefore, offering limited value for policy-makers. This Reader aims to address these concerns through supporting action to strengthen the quality of HPSR.

The Reader is primarily for researchers and research users, teachers and students, particularly those working in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It provides guidance on the defining features of HPSR and the critical steps in conducting research in this field. It showcases the diverse range of research strategies and methods encompassed by HPSR, and it provides examples of good quality and innovative HPSR papers.

The production of the Reader was commissioned by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (the Alliance) and it will complement its other investments in methodology development and postgraduate training.”

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