The Role of Twitter in the Life Cycle of a Scientific Publication

Darling, E. S., Shiffman, D., Côté, I. M., Drew, J. A. (2013). The role of Twitter in the life cycle of a scientific publication. PeerJ PrePrints, 1.  http://dx.doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.16v1 Abstract Twitter is a micro-blogging social media platform for short messages that can have a long-term impact on how scientists create and publish ideas.

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Conceptualizing Research Impact: The Case of Education Research

Amo, C. (2007). Conceptualizing research impact: The case of education research. The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 22(1), 75-98. http://cjpe.ca/secure/22-1-075.pdf Abstract This qualitative study aims at conceptualizing research impact generally by studying the specific case of research impact in the field of education. An analysis process akin to grounded theory was applied

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Knowledge Brokers in a Knowledge Network: The Case of Seniors Health Research Transfer Network Knowledge Brokers

Conklin, J., Elizabeth Lusk, E., Harris, M. & Stolee, P. (2013). Knowledge brokers in a knowledge network: The case of Seniors Health Research Transfer Network knowledge brokers. Implementation Science, 8(7), 1-10. http://www.implementationscience.com/content/8/1/7. Abstract Background: The purpose of this paper is to describe and reflect on the role of knowledge brokers (KBs) in the Seniors Health Research

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Institutionalization of Community-Engaged Scholarship at Institutions That are Both Land-Grant and Research Universities

Jaeger, A. J., Katz Jameson, J. & Clayton, P. (2012). Institutionalization of community-engaged scholarship at institutions that are both land-grant and research universities. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 16(1), 149-167 http://openjournals.libs.uga.edu/index.php/jheoe/article/view/753/540 Abstract This case study examines North Carolina State University's community-engaged scholarship faculty development program established in 2009-2010. Reflections by the program

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Community-Based Knowledge Translation: Unexplored Opportunities

Kothari, A., Armstrong, R. (2011). Community-based knowledge translation: Unexplored opportunities. Implementation Science, 6(59), 1-6. doi:10.1186/1748-5908-6-59 http://www.implementationscience.com/content/6/1/59 Abstract Background: Knowledge translation is an interactive process of knowledge exchange between health researchers and knowledge users. Given that the health system is broad in scope, it is important to reflect on how definitions and applications of

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To Know is Not Enough: Research Knowledge and Its Use

Levin, B. (2013). To know is not enough: Research knowledge and its use. Review of Education, 1(1), 2-31. DOI: 10.1002/rev3.3001 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/rev3.3001/pdf Abstract This paper is about the relationship between research, policy and practice in education. It outlines reasons for the increased interest in research and its impact and describe some of the difficulties

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Mobilising Knowledge in Community-University Partnerships: What Does a Community of Practice Approach Contribute?

Hart, A., Davies, C., Aumann, K., Wenger, E., Aranda, K., Heaver, B. & David, W. (2013): Mobilising knowledge in community-university partnerships: What does a community of practice approach contribute? Contemporary Social Science, 8(3), 278-291. DOI:10.1080/21582041.2013.767470 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21582041.2013.767470 (not open access) Abstract Over the past decade different approaches to mobilising knowledge in Community-University Partnership (CUP)

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Scientists Who Engage With Society Perform Better Academically

Jensen, P., Rouquier, J-B., Kreimer, P. and Coissant, Y. (2008). Scientists who engage with society perform better academically. Science and public policy 7, 35. 527-541. http://arxiv.org/pdf/0810.4672v2.pdf Abstract Today, most scientific institutions acknowledge the importance of opening the so-called "ivory tower" of academic research through popularization, industrial innovation or teaching. However, little is known

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The Role of Evidence, Context, and Facilitation in an Implementation Trial: Implications for the Development of the PARIHS Framework

Roycroft-Malone, J., Seers, K., Chandler, J., Crichton, N., Allen, C. & Strunin, L. (2013). The role of evidence, context, and facilitation in an implementation trial: Implications for the development of the PARIHS framework. Implementation Science, 8(28), 1-13. doi:10.1186/1748-5908-8-28 http://www.implementationscience.com/content/pdf/1748-5908-8-28.pdf Abstract Background: The case has been made for more and better theory-informed process evaluations within

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Complexity Sciences: Towards an Alternative Approach to Understanding the use of Academic Research

Lemay, M. A. and Sá, C. (2012). Complexity sciences: towards an alternative approach to understanding the use of academic research. Evidence & Policy, 8(4), 473-494. Abstract Academic research is increasingly linked to a range of socioeconomic benefits. With increasing investments in academic research, there is growing pressure to improve the uses of

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Tweeting is Believing? Understanding Microblog Credibility Perceptions

Ringel Morris, M., Counts, S., Roseway, A., Hoff, A., Schwarz. (2012). Tweeting is believing? Understanding microblog credibility perception. CSCW. Seattle, Washington, USA. http://www.social4retail.com/uploads/1/0/9/8/10981970/_________tweet_credibility_study.pdf Abstract Twitter is now used to distribute substantive content such as breaking news, increasing the importance of assessing the credibility of tweets. As users increasingly access tweets through search, they

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Bridging the Research–Practice Gap

Bansal, P., Bertels, S., Ewart, T., MacConnachie, P. & O'Brien, J. (2012). Bridging the research-practice gap. Academy of Management Perspectives, 26(1), 73-93. http://nbs.net/wp-content/uploads/Bridging-the-Research-Practice-Gap.pdf Abstract Management research often bears little resemblance to management practice. Although this research-practice gap is widely recognized and frequently lamented, there is little discussion about how it can be bridged. We

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Knowledge for Theory and Practice

Van De Ven, A. & Johnson, P. (2006). Knowledge for theory and practice. Academy of Management Review, 31(4), 802-821. http://www.ualberta.ca/~dcl3/KT/Academy%20of%20Management%20Review_Van%20De%20Ven_Knowledge%20for%20theory%20and%20practice_2006.pdf Abstract We examine three related ways in which the gap between theory and practice has been framed. One approach views it as a knowledge transfer problem, a second argues that theory and practice represent distinct kinds

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Productive Interactions

This journal club entry considers two papers, both published in a special edition of Research Evaluation in 2011, so this journal club is a little longer than most. Both papers describe the use of "productive interactions", a framework to illustrate the social impact of research in the social sciences. Spaapen, J.

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