Validation of the research capacity and culture (RCC) tool: Measuring RCC at individual, team and organisation levels

Holden, Libby, Pager, Susan, Golenko, Xanthe and Ware, Robert S. (2012) Validation of the research capacity and culture (RCC) tool: Measuring RCC at individual, team and organisation levels. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 18 1: 62-67. doi:10.1071/PY10081


Author Holden, Libby
Pager, Susan
Golenko, Xanthe
Ware, Robert S.
Title Validation of the research capacity and culture (RCC) tool: Measuring RCC at individual, team and organisation levels
Journal name Australian Journal of Primary Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1448-7527
1836-7399
Publication date 2012-01-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/PY10081
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 18
Issue 1
Start page 62
End page 67
Total pages 6
Place of publication Collingwood, Vic., Australia
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Language eng
Abstract Research capacity building (RCB) in Australia has recently focussed on strategies that take a whole of system approach to developing research culture at individual, team and organisation levels. Although a theoretical framework exists, no tool has been published that quantitatively measures the effectiveness of RCB interventions aimed at these three levels. A sample of 134 allied health workers was used to validate the research capacity and culture (RCC) tool. Item level analysis was undertaken using Cronbach’s α and exploratory factor analysis, and test–retest reliability was examined using intra-class correlations (ICC). The tool had one factor emerge for each domain, with excellent internal consistency for organisation, team and individual domains (α = 0.95, 0.96 and 0.96 respectively; and factor loadings ranges of 0.58–0.89, 0.65–0.89 and 0.59–0.93 respectively). The overall mean score (total) for each domain was: 5.4 (inter-quartile range 3.9–7.7), 4.4 (IQR 2.6–6.1) and 3.9 (IQR 2.9–6) for the organisation, team and individual domains respectively. Test–retest reliability was strong for each domain: organisation ICC = 0.77, team ICC = 0.83 and individual ICC = 0.82. The RCC tool has three domains measuring research capacity and culture at organisation, team and individual levels. It demonstrates excellent internal consistency and strong test–retest reliability.
Keyword Evaluation
Research culture
Team based
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 21 October 2011

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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