Lindblom, Charles E., "Who Needs What Social Research for Policy-Making?" Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 7(June, 1986), 345-366.


Discusses four principles of policy research aimed at meeting critical needs of citizens and others.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making,Curriculum Decision-making Processes,Defining Curriculum Research Questions

Source Discipline

Field other than Education

Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Utilization


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