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Title:Charities’ perceptions of open access to medical research: A situational analysis
Author(s):Nunn, Emily B.
Subject(s):Open access
Scholarly publishing
Situational analysis
Abstract:This poster outlines the methodology and preliminary results of a study exploring medical charities’ perceptions of open access to scholarly research. It is part of a wider project investigating the use of OA research in different non-academic contexts, and it is based on analysis of eight semi-structured interviews conducted with staff members in medical charities. Interviews were analyzed using Situational Analysis, a form of constructivist grounded theory developed by Adele Clarke. Preliminary results are presented, including the expertise and insider knowledge which medical charity staff use to get access to paywalled research, the values and risks (to different social groups) perceived in making research open access, and the different discursive constructions of the ‘non-academic’ user who wishes to access research. The study contributes to a small, but growing body of research exploring the potential value of open access outside academia.
Issue Date:2018
Series/Report:iConference 2018 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 is held by Emily B. Nunn. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the author.
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-07-12

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