Modeling the Factors Affecting the Use of Policy Research in Housing Policymaking

Document Type : Research Article (with qualitative approaches)


1 PhD student, Department of Management, Isfahan Branch (Khorasgan), Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Management, Isfahan Branch (Khorasgan), Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Isfahan Branch (Khorasgan), Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

4 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran


Purpose: Considering the importance of using scientific methods in policy making, this study aimed to identify the variables affecting the use of policy research in the field of housing policy making.
Design / Methodology / Approach: The research method used is a sequential-heuristic method that was identified by reviewing the literature as well as conducting interviews to identify the factors influencing the use of  policy research and conceptual mapping and concept system software to design the model. The statistical population consisted of housing policy makers and researchers. Totally97 factors were identified and classified according to the analysis in 16 categories and five dimensions.
Findings: The results, while confirming the identified factors as influential and confirming the categorization, indicate that according to the experts, the following dimensions have the most effect on encouraging policymakers to use policy research. Policy maker characteristics,researcher characteristics, research and policy stakeholders, research and research unit characteristics, and policy and policy unit characteristics.
Practical Consequences: Introducing factors influencing the use of policy research.
Innovation or Value of the Article: This model can be used as a tool to encourage policymakers to use policy research.


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