COMMENTARY ON "GENERAL THEORY ON TRANSLATING RESEARCH INTO POLICY AND PRACTICE"

The author agrees with many of the points about putting research findings into use in the form of programs and policies as presented by E.M. Rogers in "General Theory on Translating Research into Policy and Practice," especially about the degree of difficulty that can be encountered. He notes that, though not reassuring, this difficulty in implementing research-based countermeasures to improve traffic safety is shared by all other fields. He agrees with Rogers, however, that there are strategies that can be followed to bring about innovation that is based on research. Simply knowing that something works does not make it easy to get it put in place. Just as frustrating are the policies that are put in place and do not work. The DARE program and driver education programs are examples of this. He believes that Rogers' explanation of why an unsuccessful program can continue to be utilized has some good lessons. After further comments, he concludes that Rogers has presented a theoretical framework that closely matches what takes place in the real world.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 17-20
  • Monograph Title: IMPLEMENTING IMPAIRED DRIVING COUNTERMEASURES: PUTTING RESEARCH INTO ACTION, A SYMPOSIUM, AUGUST 21-23, 2003, IRVINE, CALIFORNIA
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  • Accession Number: 00987731
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 22 2005 12:00AM