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Communicating Data for Policy or Program Advocacy

David E. Nelson, Bradford W. Hesse, and Robert T. Croyle

in Making Data Talk: The Science and Practice of Translating Public Health Research and Surveillance Findings to Policy Makers, the Public, and the Press

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195381535
eISBN:
9780199864782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381535.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Policies and programs impact the public's health. This chapter covers the selection and presentation of data for public health advocacy efforts for policies or programs, with policy or other decision ... More


Identifiable Health Information and the Public's Health: Practice, Research, and Policy

James G. Hodge, Jr., Richard E. Hoffman, Deborah W. Tress, and Verla S. Neslund

in Law in Public Health Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195301489
eISBN:
9780199863822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301489.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines some of the difficult issues at the intersection of public health, data uses, and individual interests. It describes some of the fundamental uses and disclosures of identifiable ... More


Epidemiologic Analysis: A Case-Oriented Approach

Steve Selvin

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195146189
eISBN:
9780199864720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146189.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

No one method using statistical tools to analyze important epidemiologic issues automatically yields the right answer, but a variety of methods creates a well-equipped tool kit, which is essential ... More


Traversing Digital Babel: Information, E-Government, and Exchange

Alon Peled

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027878
eISBN:
9780262319867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027878.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Information sharing failures in the public sector present a critical challenge to the modern information state that costs lives and billions of dollars annually. The book presents a thorough ... More


Introduction

David E. Nelson, Bradford W. Hesse, and Robert T. Croyle

in Making Data Talk: The Science and Practice of Translating Public Health Research and Surveillance Findings to Policy Makers, the Public, and the Press

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195381535
eISBN:
9780199864782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381535.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of challenges and opportunities faced by scientists and practitioners who want to communicate public health data or other scientific information to lay ... More


Communication Fundamentals

David E. Nelson, Bradford W. Hesse, and Robert T. Croyle

in Making Data Talk: The Science and Practice of Translating Public Health Research and Surveillance Findings to Policy Makers, the Public, and the Press

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195381535
eISBN:
9780199864782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381535.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Providing large amounts of scientific data and expecting them to “speak for themselves” is wishful thinking: public health data selection and presentation requires careful consideration. This chapter ... More


Making Data Talk: The Science and Practice of Translating Public Health Research and Surveillance Findings to Policy Makers, the Public, and the Press

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195381535
eISBN:
9780199864782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381535.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book reviews the science and art of communicating data, that is, “the numbers” to lay audiences. It reviews the vast and varied literature on this topic to provide practical advice on whether, ... More


Conclusions and New Challenges

David E. Nelson, Bradford W. Hesse, and Robert T. Croyle

in Making Data Talk: The Science and Practice of Translating Public Health Research and Surveillance Findings to Policy Makers, the Public, and the Press

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195381535
eISBN:
9780199864782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381535.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reflects on implications of previous chapters and identifies key challenges. Public health professionals may fail to recognize their own epistemology, i.e., their assumptions that ... More


Exploring Temporal and Spatial Patterns in Public Health Surveillance Data

Owen Devine

in Monitoring the Health of Populations: Statistical Principles and Methods for Public Health Surveillance

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195146493
eISBN:
9780199864928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146493.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a collection of easy-to-use, yet intuitively reasonable approaches for exploratory investigations of public health monitoring data. The focus is primarily on one- and ... More


A Political Strategy to Promote PSIE

Alon Peled

in Traversing Digital Babel: Information, E-Government, and Exchange

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027878
eISBN:
9780262319867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027878.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter eight offers practical advise for implementing a Public Sector Information Exchange (PSIE) in the US and elsewhere. It includes important insights for politicians, public sector officials, ... More


Religion as a Political Factor in Latin America: The Peruvian Case

Jorge Aragón Trelles

in Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267309
eISBN:
9780823272334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267309.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Mainstream modernization and secularization theories once predicted a gradual decline in the importance of religion as a factor in people’s political orientations. Evidence has not borne out this ... More


Devolution, public attitudes and social citizenship

Charlie Jeffery

in Devolution and social citizenship in the UK

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420367
eISBN:
9781447302056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420367.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Going beyond the existing territorial politics literature to identify the ways that territorial politics and citizenship rights interact in the UK today, this chapter examines public opinion data. ... More


Appendix: A Brief Introduction to Analyzing Categorical Data and Finding More Data

Quan Li

in Using R for Data Analysis in Social Sciences: A Research Project-Oriented Approach

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190656218
eISBN:
9780190656256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656218.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter provides a brief introduction to two techniques often used with discrete data: testing statistical independence between two discrete variables with Chi-squared statistics, and testing ... More


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