ERIC Number: ED256375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Knowledge Transfer in an Applied Research/Service Delivery Setting. MITRE Technical Report.
Salasin, John; Cedar, Toby
A survey was administered in 1979 to people whose occupations involved them in various aspects of rural mental health services; its purpose was to collect information for the development of approaches for improving the transfer of information in applied research fields. Using a variety of sources to identify potential study members (researchers, practitioners, and/or policy makers), a national sample of 9,000 people was selected to receive the survey. Data collected from 1,666 respondents describe information-seeking behavior, sources used to obtain information about various topics, and the use and value of these sources by or to individuals in different work roles and settings. This document comprises: (1) an introduction covering the use of information sources and knowledge transfer structures; (2) methodology for describing information-seeking behavior including survey format, sample selection strategy, and responses to the survey; (3) the use and value of information sources including major sections on general information-seeking behavior characteristics, quality rating of information sources, and a summary of findings; (4) information exchange among individuals including contact initiators and receivers, person-to-person communication networks, and a summary of findings; (5) a general discussion; and (6) references. The survey form is appended and numerous tables and figures support the report. (THC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Mitre Corp., McLean, VA.