A new era of theory furnishes the explanatory frameworks it will take to make researchers more effective across policy settings. Community Dissonance Theory conceptualizes researchers and policymakers as two separate communities that confront different questions of interest, employ different decision-making processes, and speak different languages (Bogenschneider & Corbett, 2021; Bogenschneider, Corbett, & Parrott, 2019). The theory’s foundational premise is that researchers can more effectively engage policymakers if they begin with the basics of better understanding the policy community—its inhabitants, institutions, and culture.
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