chapter  5
The research dissemination minefield
ByCheryl Haslam, Alan Bryman
Pages 9

In this chapter we describe two pieces of research which received some untimely media coverage. The first incident relates to research on drug use among medical students conducted by Cheryl Haslam during 1987-89 at St George’s Hospital Medical School, London University. The second piece of research, which was conducted by Alan Bryman, Cheryl Haslam and Adrian Webb at the Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, during 1989-91, evaluated staff appraisal schemes as they were being introduced in universities.