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 and Boreham, Paul (2015) Use of academic social research by public officials: exploring preferences and constraints that impact on research use. Evidence and Policy, 11 2: 169-188. doi:10.1332/174426514X14138926450067

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Author Cherney, Adrian
Head, Brian
Povey, Jenny
Ferguson, Michele
Boreham, Paul
Title Use of academic social research by public officials: exploring preferences and constraints that impact on research use
Journal name Evidence and Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1744-2648
1744-2656
Publication date 2015-05
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1332/174426514X14138926450067
Open Access Status
Volume 11
Issue 2
Start page 169
End page 188
Total pages 20
Place of publication Bristol, United Kingdom
Publisher Policy Press
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract 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 2084) 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.
Keyword Academic social research
Research/policy relations
Research utilisation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online: 21 October 2014.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2015 Collection
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