Knowledge in Society

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 42–56 | Cite as

Intervening factors in the utilization of social research

  • Sune Sunesson
  • Kjell Nilsson
  • Birgitta Ericson
  • Britt-Marie Johansson
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Abstract

In Swedish welfare agencies, it was found that the importance of characteristics of social research for utilization was related to three intervening factors: the context of origin of the research, the functions for the user and the utilization context. These factors seem to explain the difference between competing notions on the importance of scientific sophistication for research utilization.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sune Sunesson
    • 1
  • Kjell Nilsson
    • 1
  • Birgitta Ericson
    • 1
  • Britt-Marie Johansson
    • 1
  1. 1.Lund UniversityLundSweden

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