« The thesis investigates how publics outside academia engage with ideas of open access (OA) to research publications. To do this, it analyses data from interviews with users of health and education research in two non-academic contexts, as well as with researchers interested in communicating their work to wider audiences. It draws on constructivist grounded theory (Charmaz, 2006) and situational analysis (Clarke, 2005). The literature review highlighted a need to empirically explore OA outside academia. The study focused on the ways in which publications were accessed and used outside academia and the factors enabling and preventing access. It also explored perceptions of OA within a wider context of communicating research to non-academic audiences, and identified areas of contestation. (…) »
Source > etheses.whiterose.ac.uk, Nunn, Emily B (2019) Open access to health and education research outside academia: perspectives of research users, research intermediaries and researchers. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield.