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close this book The impact of RAMP studies in the field of education
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View the document 1. Introduction
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View the document 3. Studies held in and referred to by vocational institutions (appendices 1 and 2)
View the document 4. RAMP study quality, relevance, and availability (appendices 3 and 4; Appendix 5, question 8).
View the document 5. RAMP study circulation and content dissemination (appendix 5, questions 6, 7 and 9).
View the document 6. Vocational applications of RAMP studies (appendix 5, questions 10 and 11; Appendix 6).
View the document 7. Studies of interest, outdated or incomplete (appendix 7 and 8).
View the document 8. Topics suggested for future RAMP studies
View the document 9. Comments and recommendations
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5. RAMP study circulation and content dissemination (appendix 5, questions 6, 7 and 9).

Question 6 lists the different means by which the studies were obtained. According to available data, the majority of participants (67%) obtained the studies through the UNESCO distribution policy. Requests addressed directly to UNESCO by the institution account for 43%. Only 24% of those surveyed obtained photocopies of documents held by other institutions; interestingly, all institutions are located outside of Europe. In question 7, the authorities surveyed indicate they became aware of RAMP studies mainly through information received from UNESCO (59%), through book and journal citations or bibliographies (41%), as well as through RAMP programme awareness (41%). At times, participants were introduced to RAMP studies at conferences, seminars or workshops (36%), or information about them was obtained through recommendations by colleagues (36%) or online searches (23%). Article abstracts were cited by 14% of the participants, while only Germany (5%) pointed to information presented by UNESCO delegates during official visits or while overseeing pilot projects. As for question 9, nine participants 45%) indicated they have had to borrow unavailable reports from other institutions.