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ERIC Number: EJ1131885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
Use of Academic Social Research by Public Officials: Exploring Preferences and Constraints That Impact on Research Use
Cherney, Adrian; Head, Brian; Povey, Jenny; Ferguson, Michele; Boreham, Paul
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v11 n2 p169-188 May 2015
While academics can do more to communicate the key messages of their research, the organisational cultures and information infrastructure of policy-related work units also play a large part in influencing the extent of research uptake in government agencies. Data from a large Australian survey (N = 2,084) of policy-related officials in government agencies is examined to provide insights into how certain preferences, constraints and organisational factors influence the ways in which policy personnel seek out and use academic social research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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