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ERIC Number: ED259369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Pages: 33
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How Academics and Practitioners Rate Academic Research.
Schweitzer, John C.
A five-page questionnaire was mailed to 709 persons on the subscriber list of the "Newspaper Research Journal" to determine if a problem existed between academic journalism researchers and practitioner consumers of the research. The questionnaire was constructed to measure the usefulness of various sources of information to the respondents, their frequency of reading several specific academic and professional or trade publications, how much of the various academic journals they read, and the usefulness of the articles in the journals they read. Results showed that more academics reported academic journals as being very useful to them than did practitioners. Surprisingly, both academics and practitioners concentrated their reading in the same academic journals. While a majority of the practitioners reported reading at least some of the articles in the academic journals they looked into, fully a third of the editors, more than any other group of practitioners, reported reading most of the articles in the journals they read. Both groups stated they would like to see more practical, problem oriented research reported in the academic journals. (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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