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Burchett, Helen; Mayhew, Susannah H.; Lavis, John N.; Dobrow, Mark J. – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2015
This article explores the perceived value of public health research and the types of research considered useful in Ghana. Sixty-nine decision makers, researchers and stakeholders were interviewed. A broad range of research was highly valued. Two traits were important: an applied, relevant topic and quickly produced findings. Interviewees valued…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Health, Medical Research, Stakeholders
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Burchett, Helen; Lavis, John N.; Mayhew, Susannah H.; Dobrow, Mark J. – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 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…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence Based Practice, Research, Preferences