the gap between knowledge and policy: discrepant attitudes and subversive action

Knorr, Karin D. (December 1977) the gap between knowledge and policy: discrepant attitudes and subversive action. Forschungsberichte / Research Memoranda 131

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summary: drawing upon interview data obtained from government officials and social scientists with respect to utilization of social science knowledge in policy making the present paper shows substantial misconceptions on the part of both parties involved in matters related to the satisfaction of their mutual interests through contract research, to the degree and kind of criticism on the part of governement officials, and to utilization of research. in connection with these results the producer client model in terms of which contract research is predominantly understood was found inadequate, and aspects of an alternative logic of utilization which takes into account the subversiveness of both social scientists and governement officials in their mutual interaction are sketched out.;

Item Type: IHS Series
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Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 10:34
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2016 14:07
URI: http://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/131

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