ERIC Number: ED025717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Research Utilization Processes in British Agriculture.
This study, done in England and Wales, was a first step in developing a model or set of models for describing processes by which agricultural research findings are put into practice. It was decided that the model should be based on actual instances of transmission and use of research. Models by the author and by others were used in developing descriptive statements. Because of the nature of the source models, three categories (events, process, and decision) were used. Interviews were either narrations of specific instances of the processes under study or less formal interviews in which respondents described policies and general procedures. Data suggested the existence of information efforts activated by both supply and demand; the existence of separate processes was neither proved nor disproved. Supply-activated aspects of research utilization seemed to need better analysis. All narrations are now being flow-charted for study of relationships within the process. Collection of comparable data in other countries is also planned. (Included are appendixes on process and event items, sample item cards, and sample protocols.) (ly)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Agriculture at Cornell Univ.
Identifiers: Great Britain
Note: Paper presented at the National Seminar on Adult Education Research (Toronto, February 9-11, 1969)