Perspectives of academic social scientists on knowledge transfer and research collaborations: a cross-sectional survey of Australian academics

Cherney, Adrian, Head, Brian, Boreham, Paul, Povey, Jenny and Ferguson, Michele (2012) Perspectives of academic social scientists on knowledge transfer and research collaborations: a cross-sectional survey of Australian academics. Evidence and Policy, 8 4: 433-453. doi:10.1332/174426412X660098


Author Cherney, Adrian
Head, Brian
Boreham, Paul
Povey, Jenny
Ferguson, Michele
Title Perspectives of academic social scientists on knowledge transfer and research collaborations: a cross-sectional survey of Australian academics
Journal name Evidence and Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1744-2648
Publication date 2012-11-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1332/174426412X660098
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 8
Issue 4
Start page 433
End page 453
Total pages 21
Place of publication Bristol, United Kingdom
Publisher The Policy Press
Language eng
Abstract This paper reports results from a survey of academic social scientists in Australian universities on their research engagement experience with industry and government partners and end-users of research. The results highlight that while academics report a range of benefits arising from research collaborations,there are also significant impediments to research translation and uptake, including organisational processes within universities. Using the scale of research utilisation, we examine research transfer and uptake and explore a range of variables to understand factors influencing the use of academic social science research by policy makers and practitioners.
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This paper reports results from a survey of academic social scientists in Australian universities on their research engagement experience with industry and government partners and end-users of research. The results highlight that while academics report a range of benefits arising from research collaborations, there are also significant impediments to research translation and uptake, including organisational processes within universities. Using the scale of research utilisation, we examine research transfer and uptake and explore a range of variables to understand factors influencing the use of academic social science research by policy makers and practitioners.
Keyword Research utilisation
Knowledge transfer
Research collaborations
Academics
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
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