Term Political Science and Public Policy Research
Code TR-8000.6300
Definition Programs that conduct research which focuses on the origin, development and operation of political systems and emerging issues relating to matters of public policy, governance and leadership. Research may relate to a wide range of subjects including international relations, the institutions and political life of nations, the politics of small towns or a major metropolis and the decisions of the judiciary. Studying topics such as public opinion, political decision making, ideology and public policy, political scientists analyze the structure and operation of governments as well as various political entities. Research methodologies might include public opinion surveys, analysis of election results, analysis of public documents or interviews with public officials.
Created 2/15/07
Changed 8/8/07
Use References Governmental Affairs Research
Public Affairs Research
See Also References Government Associations (TN-2500)
National Security Policy Research/Analysis (TL-6000.6000)
Political Organization and Participation (TQ)
External Classification Terms General Research (UW
Other Government/Economic Services (AIRS OT-600)
Other Government/Economic Services (CAN OT-600)
Political Science (NPC V09)
Political Science (NTE V24)
Research Institutes & Public Policy Analysis (V) (NTE V05)
Related Concepts
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Bibliographic References Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2004-05 Edition, Social Scientists, Other, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos054.htm (visited May 10, 2004).

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