A review of models of research utilisation

Bailey, Tracy ; Mouton, Johann (2005)

CITATION: Bailey, T. & Mouton, J. 2005. A review of models of research utilisation. Stellenbosch: AFRICAN SUNMeDIA. doi:10.18820/9781919980690.

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This series of publications is the result of research conducted at the Centre for Research on Science and Technology (CREST) at Stellenbosch University. Volume 1.

Outline of Volume 1. This review of the literature on knowledge and research utilisation was conducted to inform the empirical studies (reported in Volumes 2 and 3). The review has been structured according to five themes: 1. Terminological issues: an overview of key terms such knowledge utilisation, use, and uptake including distinguishing between different forms of research utility. 2. A short discussion of the rise of “knowledge utilisation” as a domain of scholarship 3. A brief overview of recent discussions of shifts in modes of knowledge production 4. More detailed sections on different “approaches” or “models” of research utilisation in the following fields: - Agriculture - Applied social sciences and policy studies - Health sciences - Engineering sciences and technological development 5. A concluding discussion of a “heuristic” framework that attempts to integrate the key issues discussed in this report.

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