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ERIC Number: EJ860838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0004-8623
Research Information Needs of Public Policy Oriented Researchers at a Regional University: Issues Emerging from a Pilot Study
Miller, Faye
Australian Academic & Research Libraries, v39 n4 p253-268 Dec 2008
This article presents the results of a pilot study of the research information needs, behaviour and source preferences of academic researchers at a regional university engaged in a public policy research project. In-depth interviews with three public policy oriented academic researchers undertaking interdisciplinary research projects at Charles Sturt University were analysed. Issues emerging from the study include the development of research literacy of academics and information professionals working in complex public policy landscapes and the nature of motivating and demotivating factors in the policy research process. Research questions for future studies are suggested. (Contains 21 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia