Research Utilization in the Social Sciences: A Comparison of Five Academic Disciplines in Australia

Cherney, Adrian, Head, Brian, Boreham, Paul, Povey, Jenny and Ferguson, Michele (2013) Research Utilization in the Social Sciences: A Comparison of Five Academic Disciplines in Australia. Science Communication, 35 6: 780-809. doi:10.1177/1075547013491398

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Author Cherney, Adrian
Head, Brian
Boreham, Paul
Povey, Jenny
Ferguson, Michele
Title Research Utilization in the Social Sciences: A Comparison of Five Academic Disciplines in Australia
Journal name Science Communication   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1075-5470
1552-8545
Publication date 2013
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1075547013491398
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 35
Issue 6
Start page 780
End page 809
Total pages 30
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA United States
Publisher Sage Publications, Inc.
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject 3312 Sociology and Political Science
Abstract Social science disciplines generate diverse forms of research utilization, given the various contexts in which disciplinary knowledge is produced and translated for the fields of policy and practice. We examine this issue from the perspective of academic researchers in the social sciences across education, economics, sociology, political science, and psychology. We use survey data from a study of university-based social science researchers in Australia to examine factors that influence perceptions of the policy uptake of social research. Our results show that disciplinary and methodological context matters when it comes to understanding the translation, dissemination, and utilization of academic social research.
Keyword Information acquisition
Interdisciplinary science communication
Knowledge exchange
Quantitative Analysis
Research utilization
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
Official 2014 Collection
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