Document Type : Research Paper
Assistance Professor; Political Science Department, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
The aim of policy research is to provide scientific and operational advice to policymakers. Policy researches seek to assess the factors that influence policies and analyses the impacts of policies on society. Many different methods are utilized in this field. The complexities of the public policy environment and dimensions of policy issues require policy analysts to use appropriate methodological approaches. Among these methods, Meta synthesis by use of scientific and systematic methods combines the finding of researches in a particular issue and shows them to policy makers. This method has a key role in explanation of various aspects of complicated policy problems, facilitates policy learning and notifies policy makers. Recognizing the need to develop the methodology of Meta synthesis, this article aims to explain the Meta synthesis, procedures and benefits, and provides examples of the application of this method in public policy.