What influences the utilisation of educational research by policy-makers and practitioners? - The perspectives of academic educational researchers

Cherney, Adrian, Povey, Jenny, Head, Brian, Boreham, Paul and Ferguson, Michele (2012) What influences the utilisation of educational research by policy-makers and practitioners? - The perspectives of academic educational researchers. International Journal of Educational Research, 56 23-34. doi:10.1016/j.ijer.2012.08.001

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Author Cherney, Adrian
Povey, Jenny
Head, Brian
Boreham, Paul
Ferguson, Michele
Title What influences the utilisation of educational research by policy-makers and practitioners? - The perspectives of academic educational researchers
Journal name International Journal of Educational Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0883-0355
1873-538X
Publication date 2012-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijer.2012.08.001
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 56
Start page 23
End page 34
Total pages 12
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Subject 3304 Education
Abstract In the field of education much has been made of the need for academics to engage more closely with policy-makers and practitioners in the process of knowledge production and research uptake. This paper reports results from a survey of academic educational researchers in Australia on their experience of research uptake and engagement with policy-makers and practitioners. We examine a range of variables to understand factors influencing the use of educational research. The results indicate that while research uptake is enhanced through mechanisms that improve the intensity of interactions between academics and end-users, the dynamics of research collaborations have a significant bearing on research use. Our findings provide insights into the challenges that can be confronted when academics engage in research aimed at influencing policy or practice.
Keyword Research utilisation
Research collaborations
Education
Knowledge translation
Policy impact
Academic research
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 18 September 2012

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