Inputs and Outputs of the Information flow in Iranian Research Institutes

Document Type : مقالات پژوهشی



Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the inputs and outputs of Iranian research Institutes.

Method: Data were collected using a researcher-made questionnaire distributed among the Managers, Deputies, Researchers and Librarians of institutes affiliated to the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT), Ministry of Health and Medical Education, and Azad University.

Findings: Findings indicated that in the "input" stage, electronic materials were used more than Printed Materials but in Both "Process" and "output" stages non-electronic materials were major information formats in use. ANOVA test results also revealed significant difference between three types of information in research institutes. Overall analysis reported in the main article indicates that the input phase of information flow in research institutes works better than the process and output phases.