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Enhancing the effectiveness of policy-relevant integrative research in rural areas

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Enhancing the effectiveness of policy-relevant integrative research in rural areas. / White, Piran C. L.; Cinderby, Steve; Raffaelli, Dave; de Bruin, Annemarieke; Holt, Alison; Huby, Meg.

In: Area, Vol. 41, No. 4, 12.2009, p. 414-424.

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White, PCL, Cinderby, S, Raffaelli, D, de Bruin, A, Holt, A & Huby, M 2009, 'Enhancing the effectiveness of policy-relevant integrative research in rural areas', Area, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 414-424. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4762.2008.00871.x

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White, P. C. L., Cinderby, S., Raffaelli, D., de Bruin, A., Holt, A., & Huby, M. (2009). Enhancing the effectiveness of policy-relevant integrative research in rural areas. Area, 41(4), 414-424. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4762.2008.00871.x

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White PCL, Cinderby S, Raffaelli D, de Bruin A, Holt A, Huby M. Enhancing the effectiveness of policy-relevant integrative research in rural areas. Area. 2009 Dec;41(4):414-424. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4762.2008.00871.x

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White, Piran C. L. ; Cinderby, Steve ; Raffaelli, Dave ; de Bruin, Annemarieke ; Holt, Alison ; Huby, Meg. / Enhancing the effectiveness of policy-relevant integrative research in rural areas. In: Area. 2009 ; Vol. 41, No. 4. pp. 414-424.

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