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An investigation into the barriers to and priorities for research engagement in health librarianship

Spring, Hannah (2014) An investigation into the barriers to and priorities for research engagement in health librarianship. International Journal of Health Information Management Research, 2 (1). pp. 58-79.

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Abstract

To date, there have been no studies that examine issues of research engagement exclusively within the context of UK health librarianship. This is the first and largest study of its kind and aimed to consider research participation in health librarianship, and answer the question, what are the barriers to and priorities for research engagement in health librarianship? A focus group attended by 7 participants was followed by a UK wide survey involving a total of 316 representatives from eight identified categories of health librarianship. The focus group reached consensus on the five key barriers and five key priorities to research engagement in health librarianship. The survey results revealed that research engagement in health librarianship is linked to a number of factors including organisational and professional cultures around research, perceived limited resources to support research, perceived opportunities for research, and a diverse understanding and perception of what research is amongst health librarians.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
School/Department: School of Health Sciences
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/1148

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