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Findings: The relationship between research quality and the adoption of the results of that research in decision making is more complex than supposed.

Abstract: This paper describes a small-scale pilot study that is part of a much larger longitudinal study of "research and researchers in school librarianship". The pilot study is a preliminary attempt to address issues associated with determining the quality of the published research in the field of school librarianship. The main aims are first, to test the extent to which experienced evaluators agreed in their rankings of research articles on the basis of quality; and secondly, to investigate the ways in which experienced evaluators evaluate research articles. A qualitative, naturalistic research design was used. While data collection was still in progress, the literature review shows that the relationship between research quality and the adoption of the results of that research in decision making is more complex than we have supposed. See:

Clyde, L.A. (2003). Barriers to the influence of research: Research quality in school librarianship. In S. Zinn, G. Hart and E. Howe (Eds.) School libraries: Breaking down barriers (pp.43-52). Seattle: International Association of School Librarianship.

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