They're Just Not That Into You: Policymakers & Researchers

This book describes the reasons why relationships rarely form and even more rarely last between researchers/evaluators and policymakers. The book divides those reasons into three sets: “It’s Not You, It’s Them,” “It’s Not You, It’s Someone Else,” and “It’s Not You, It’s . . . No, Actually It IS You.” Each section describes the characteristics of the policymakers and the researchers that combine to keep them apart as well as the demands and influences of others in the policy process who can lure the policymakers away. The book ends with a set of options for researchers to consider to improve their relationships and odds of impact, but acknowledges that sometimes no matter what you as a researcher can do, policymakers will remain “just that not into you.”

Type: eBook
Platform: Kindle
Date: May 2013
Price: $9.99

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