"Individuals working in health research want to be able to use their findings to influence health policy. However, frequently research evidence remains detached from practice, and there is a divide between the disciplines of research and policy. Research for Health Policy is an introduction to the emerging genre of applied research for policy decision-making, covering the principles and examining the difficulties of translating research into application using traditional classical experimental techniques and standard qualitative methods. This highly practical and practice-based book is relevant to both international and cross-disciplinary research, and it will equip the reader with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to deliver policy-relevant research in health, in the government, not-for-profit, and private sectors. Helping the reader to develop the blend of strategic people skills, methodological inventiveness, research entrepreneurship creative design, and policy writing know-how that is critical to delivering useful research evidence for policy, Research for Health Policy is essential reading for anyone involved in health policy advocacy and research, as well as post-graduate students in policy"--Provided by publisher.