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Developing and testing a new measurement instrument for documenting instrumental knowledge utilisation: the Degrees of Knowledge Utilization (DoKU) scale

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Developing and testing a new measurement instrument for documenting instrumental knowledge utilisation: the Degrees of Knowledge Utilization (DoKU) scale. / Knudsen, Soren Bollingtoft.

I: Evidence and Policy, Bind 14, Nr. 1, 02.2018, s. 63-80.

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