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This guide was developed to help students enrolled in Engineering LEAP, 2012
Objective: To learn research strategies for finding resources that relate U.S. Federal Government policy to technological development and sustainability.
Amy Brunvand, Librarian
Government policy can influence technological development by:
- Promoting certain industries or development strategies
- Providing public money or grants for technological development
- Offering tax incentives for technological development.
A good research strategy for government information is:
- Find background information using the "CQ Researcher" database
- Legislative Branch: Congressional hearings are an especially good source to learn aboutpolicy debates
- Executive Branch: Identify which specific government agencies care about technology development and explore the websites of those agen
- Use the Science.gov search engine and other technical report servers to locate government funded scientific research reports
Government Sponsored Research
Federal Government grants and funding support a huge body of scientific research.
Lobbyists, advocacy groups, think tanks and members of teh public offer inbupt into policy making. a good staategy is to find information from stakeholders who advocate different positions on an issue. Some good stategies to find commentary are:
- Congresional Hearings
- Public comments in Environmental Impact statemnets
- Publications from think tanks and advocacy groups.
Examples I used in class: