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Table 5 Number of documents reporting each type of facilitator per agency*

From: How was research engaged with and used in the development of 131 policy documents? Findings and measurement implications from a mixed methods study

  None Consultants Internal research use expertise Journal access through uni Relationships with researchers Advisory group High-quality evidence Internal data Agency library or journal access Other
Agency 1 (n = 24 documents) 3 (13) 8 (33) 8 (33) 4 (17) 5 (21) 3 (13) 3 (13) 3 (13) 2 (8.33) 3 (13)
Agency 2 (n = 21 documents) 6 (29) 0 (0) 6 (29) 1 (48) 3 (14) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (9.5) 6 (29) 2 (9.5)
Agency 3 (n = 22 documents) 2 (9.1) 1 (4.5) 10 (45) 0 (0) 5 (23) 3 (14) 0 (0) 1 (4.5) 3 (14) 3 (14)
Agency 4 (n = 23 documents) 5 (22) 6 (26) 12 (52) 1 (8.7) 3 (13) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (4.3) 6 (26) 2 (8.7)
Agency 5 (n = 24 documents) 2 (8.3) 5 (21) 14 (58) 1 (4.2) 3 (13) 4 (17) 3 (13) 2 (8.3) 2 (8.3) 1 (4.2)
Agency 6 (n = 17 documents) 5 (29) 0 (0) 5 (29) 3 (18) 0 (0) 1 (5.9) 1 (5.9) 3 (24) 0 (0) 1 (5.9)
Total (n = 131 documents) 23 (18) 20 (15) 55 (42) 10 (7.6) 19 (15) 11 (8.4) 7 (5.3) 12 (9.2) 19 (15) 12 (9.2)
  1. *Note that the total number of reported facilitators exceeds the total number of documents because multiple facilitators (up to 3) could be recorded for individual documents