This page includes links to video tutorials that provide step-by-step instructions on writing an analytical or argumentative research paper. You will learn how to choose a topic, conduct your research, evaluate sources, revise and edit.
One chapter from the book Basic Methods of Policy Analysis and Planning (3rd Edition) by Patton, Sawicki & Clark. Even without the full book, this chapter will narrow the focus of a policy analysis to a manageable level. The authors explain in this chapter "this book is different from others in that we present only quickly applied methods, those that can be useful when there is not time for researched analysis."
The author develops the basic idea of evaluation policy, describes a practical model for development and revision of evaluation policies (including a taxonomy, structure, and set of principles), and suggests critical challenges and opportunities for the future of evaluation policy.
This very thorough document, well researched and referenced, is published by The Treasury Board Secretariat of the Government of Canada. It thoroughly explains steps and methods to conduct an evaluation of a government program.