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dc.contributor.authorCherney, Adrian
dc.contributor.authorMcGee, Tara Renae
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:19:28Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:19:28Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.modified2012-02-10T01:07:07Z
dc.identifier.issn1440-7833
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1440783310386831
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/42264
dc.description.abstractResearchers, as well as decision-makers and practitioners, often wonder what becomes of the results of research in the social sciences. At present in Australia, we know very little on the subject. This article reports results from a survey of academic sociologists and criminologists about the utilization of their research. It tests an empirical model that derives its dependent and independent variables from prior studies on knowledge utilization, and defines research utilization as a six-stage cumulative process. Results indicate that while there are decreasing reported levels of research utilization across the stages by practitioners and professionals, academic sociologists and criminologists report their research is more often used conceptually. Variables that distinguished respondents who report high levels of utilization were investments in linkage and exchange mechanisms. The discussion is placed in a broader context related to measuring the impact of social research and the factors that inhibit and facilitate this process.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom144
dc.relation.ispartofpageto162
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of sociology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume42
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociological methodology and research methods
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCultural studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4408
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4410
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode441006
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4702
dc.titleUtilization of social science research Results of a pilot study among Australian sociologists and criminologists
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMcGee, Tara Renae R.


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