Accession Number:

ADA535945

Title:

What is the Problem? Where is the Work? Getting to the Bottom of Social Action

Descriptive Note:

Briefing charts

Corporate Author:

GEORGE MASON UNIV FAIRFAX VA SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-10-20

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

What is the problem Where is the problem To policy analysts, organization researchers, and others - What is the problem is meant as both questions and a statement - The questions What are the problems were dealing with What kinds of problems are these As a statement Were dealing with complex social environments, but, when it comes to getting things done, were not looking at the real issues. Social researchers, analysts, policy makers, and managers operate in a make-believe world and deal with imaginary problems. Where is the problem The line Im going to take is that if we ask where the problems are well come to see what the problems are the kinds of issues were dealing with and how to get to grips with them.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE