utilization determinants in social science contract research

Aichholzer, Georg (December 1980) utilization determinants in social science contract research. Forschungsberichte / Research Memoranda 159

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summary: on the basis of three case studies the paper discusses the application of social science research in a government agency . by extending the lazarsfeldian utilization model to include organizational characteristics, we find the following: an objective utilization deficit attributable to the lack of an urgent practical problem and the heterogeneity of interests on part of hierarchical levels of the user organization (case 1), a pseudo-utilization caused by an incongruence of instances involved in initiation, administration and utilization paired with a diversitvy of competencies (case 2), a rather extensive utilization, despite a poor substantive basis, achieved by means of a selective and primarily symbolic use to legitimate existing policy (case 3). these findings indicate above all that mode and extent of political realization of research results are strongly affected by organizational conditions and special interests.;

Item Type: IHS Series
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 10:34
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2016 14:07
URI: http://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/159

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