How Research Affects Health Policy Development


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Which of these is a compilation of scientific research?

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1. Why would it be a challenge to say whether or not e-cigarettes, which have not been on the market very long, are dangerous?

2. What are things that researchers should remember when communicating with health policy makers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combination to assess your comprehension of the way in which research affects health policy development. Topics include scientific research and the reason it might be a challenge to assume e-cigarettes are dangerous, although they haven't been available for long.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test what you know about the following points:

  • Things researchers should remember during communications with health policy makers
  • Research bias
  • Meta-analysis

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define meta-analysis
  • Making connections - use your understanding of communication between researchers and health policy makers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a product that hasn't been on the market for very long and an example of a compilation of scientific research
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding bias in research

Additional Learning

Feel free to learn more about research as it relates to health via the lesson called How Research Affects Health Policy Development. You'll be taught about the following:

  • Example of conducting research to determine health policy
  • Data that comes from research
  • The definition of generalizability