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ERIC Number: EJ1131580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
Perceptions of the Usefulness and Use of Research Conducted in Other Countries
Burchett, Helen; Lavis, John N.; Mayhew, Susannah H.; Dobrow, Mark J.
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v8 n1 p7-16 Jan 2012
Semi-structured interviews in Ghana and England explored perceptions of the usefulness and use of foreign research (ie, beyond the original study country) compared to locally conducted research (ie, conducted in Ghana). There was a preference for locally conducted studies, although interviewees generally recognised the potential usefulness of foreign research. Various factors affected whether foreign research was considered useful or used; it was not used automatically or indiscriminately. Researchers should recognise the potential usefulness of their research beyond the original study country. Further work is needed to explore how to maximise the utility of foreign research, as a means of enabling evidence-informed decision making where locally conducted research is not available.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ghana; United Kingdom (England)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A