Research information needs of public policy oriented researchers at a regional university: Issues emerging from a pilot study

Faye Miller

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    This article presents the results of a pilot study of the research information needs, behaviour and source preferences of academic researchers at a regional university engaged in a public policy research project. In-depth interviews with three public policy oriented academic researchers undertaking interdisciplinary research projects at Charles Sturt University were analysed. Issues emerging from the study include the development of research literacy of academics and information professionals working in complex public policy landscapes and the nature of motivating and demotivating factors in the policy research process. Research questions for future studies are suggested.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)253-268
    Number of pages16
    JournalAustralian Academic and Research Libraries
    Volume39
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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