The “Dark Side” of Knowledge Brokering

Kislov, R., Wilson, P. & Boaden, R. (2016). The “dark side” of knowledge brokering. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 22(2), 107–112. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1355819616653981 Abstract Deploying knowledge brokers to bridge the ‘gap’ between researchers and practitioners continues to be seen as an unquestionable enabler of evidence-based practice and is often endorsed uncritically. We explore the […]

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Faculties of education and institutional strategies for knowledge mobilization: An exploratory study

Sá, C.M., Li, S.X. & Faubert, B. (2011). Faculties of education and institutional strategies for knowledge mobilization: An exploratory study. Higher Education 61(5), 501-512. doi:10.1007/s10734-010-9344-4. You can request a copy of the article from ResearchGate here Abstract The goal to enhance the impacts of academic research in the ‘real world’ resonates with progressive visions of […]

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Institutionalising Evidence-Based Policy: International Insights into Knowledge Brokerage

Lenihan, A. T. (2015). Institutionalising evidence-based policy: International insights into knowledge brokerage. Contemporary Social Science. 10(2), 114-125. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21582041.2015.1055297 Abstract Numerous organisations act as ‘evidence brokers’, providing and translating research for use by decision-makers. The relationship between the supply and demand for evidence is far from linear, and whether these organisations are self-professed evidence brokers or […]

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The Impact of Higher Education Leadership, Management and Governance Research

Morrow, S. (2016). The Impact of Higher Education Leadership, Management and Governance Research: Mining the 2014 Research Excellence Framework Impact Case Studies. Report from Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. Elizabeth Morrow is an independent researcher who produced this report for the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. It is an exhaustive review (121 pages) of 1,309 […]

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Knowledge Mobilization/Transfer and Immigration Policy: Forging Space for NGOs – the Case of CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre

Shields, J., Preston, V., Richmond, T. Sorano, Y., Gasse-Gates, E., Douglas, D., Campey, J. and Johnston, L. (2015) Knowledge mobilization/transfer and immigration policy: Forging space for NGOs – the case of CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre. Journal of International Migration & Integration, 16(2), 265–278. http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs12134-015-0425-1.pdf Abstract The role of evidence-based knowledge and research in […]

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Collective action for implementation: a realist evaluation of organisational collaboration in healthcare

Rycroft-Malone, J., Burton, C.R., Wilkinson, J., Harvey, G., McCormack, B., Baker, R., Dopson, S., Graham, I.D., Staniszewska, S., Thompson, C., Ariss, S., Melville-Richards, L., & Williams, L. (2016). Collective action for implementation: A realist evaluation of organisational collaboration in healthcare. Implementation Science, 11(17). DOI: 10.1186/s13012-016-0380-z http://implementationscience.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13012-016-0380-z Abstract Background: Increasingly, it is being suggested that translational […]

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Top 5 Most Popular KMb Journal Club Posts of 2016

Here’s a recap of the five most read KMb Journal Club posts of 2016. #1 – 184 views – 9 comments Knowledge Translation Through Evaluation: Evaluator as Knowledge Broker #2 – 121 views – 1 comment Incorporating Community Engagement Language into Promotion and Tenure Policies: One University’s Journey #3 – 98 views Listening to the […]

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Knowledge Translation Through Evaluation: Evaluator as Knowledge Broker

Donnelly, C., Letts, L., Klinger, D. & Shulha, L. (2014). Knowledge translation through evaluation: Evaluator as knowledge broker. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 29(1), 36–61 doi: 10.3138/cjpe.29.1.36 http://www.evaluationcanada.ca/secure/29-1-036.pdf Abstract The evaluation literature has focused on the evaluation of knowledge translation activities, but to date there is little, if any, record of attempts to use evaluation […]

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Listening to the Stars: The Constellation Model of Collaborative Change

Surman, M. & Surman, T. (2008). Listening to the stars: The constellation model of collaborative change. Social Space: 24-29. https://marksurman.commons.ca/publications/listening-to-the-stars-the-constellation-model-of-collaborative-social-change/ “The Constellation Model of Collaborative Governance is a complexity-inspired framework designed to ‘hold’ collaborations within dynamic systems. Balancing chaos and order, energy and structure, the governance model supports multi-organization partnerships and networks within complex systems.” […]

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Incorporating Community Engagement Language into Promotion and Tenure Policies: One University’s Journey

Pelco, L.E. & Howard, C. (2016). Incorporating community engagement language into promotion and tenure policies: One university’s journey. Metropolitan Universities, 27(2), 87-98, DOI: 10.18060/21129 https://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/muj/article/view/21234 Abstract This case study describes the campus context and process for successfully including community engagement language into promotion and tenure policies at Virginia Commonwealth University, a high research, urban public […]

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