Framework analysis: a qualitative methodology for applied policy research

Author
Thomson, S. Bruce
Srivastava, Aashish
Faculty Advisor
Date
2009
Keywords
framework analysis , applied policy research , qualitative
Abstract (summary)
Policies and procedures govern organizations whether they are private or public, for-profit or not-for-profit. Review of such policies and procedures are done periodically to ensure optimum efficiency within the organization. Framework analysis is a qualitative method that is aptly suited for applied policy research. Framework analysis is better adapted to research that has specific questions, a limited time frame, a pre-designed sample and a priori issues. In the analysis, data is sifted, charted and sorted in accordance with key issues and themes using five steps: familiarization; identifying a thematic framework; indexing; charting; and mapping and interpretation. Framework analysis provides an excellent tool to assess policies and procedures from the very people that they affect.
Publication Information
Srivastava, Aashish, and S. Bruce Thomson. "Framework Analysis: A Qualitative Methodology for Applied Policy Research." Journal of Administration and Governance 4, no. 2, (2009): 72-79. http://joaag.com/uploads/06_Research_Note_Srivastava_and_Thomson_4_2_.pdf.
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Item Type
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Language
English
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