Research Impact: A Narrative Review

Greenhalgh, T., Raferty, J., Hanney, S., & Glover, M. (2016). Research impact: A narrative review. BMC Medicine, 14(78), 1-16. https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-016-0620-8 Abstract Impact occurs when research generates benefits (health, economic, cultural) in addition to building the academic knowledge base. Its mechanisms are complex and reflect the multiple ways in which knowledge is generated and utilised. Much […]

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The Societal and Economic Impacts of Academic Research: International perspectives on good practice and managing evidence

Digital Science (2016). The Societal and Economic Impacts of Academic Research: International perspectives on good practice and managing evidence. Report available from https://www.digital-science.com/resources/digital-research-reports/digital-research-report-societal-economic-impacts-academic-research/ Introduction This report was created to support a workshop in London in March 2016, supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). The objectives are to encourage researchers across all […]

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Towards a Theory of Change for Community-based Research Projects

Janzen, R., Ochocka, J. & Stobbe, A. (2015). Towards a Theory of Change for Community-based Research Projects. Engaged Scholar Journal, 2(2), 44-64. http://esj.usask.ca/index.php/esj/article/view/165 Abstract The purpose of this article is to present a preliminary theory of change for community-based research projects. The theory of change emerged from a Canadian Summit titled, “Pursuing Excellence in Collaborative […]

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It Takes Two to Tango: Knowledge Mobilization and Ignorance Mobilization in Science Research and Innovation

Gaudet, J. (2013). It takes two to tango: Knowledge mobilization and ignorance mobilization in science research and innovation. Prometheus, 31(3), 169-187. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08109028.2013.847604 Abstract The main goal of this paper is to propose a dynamic mapping for knowledge and ignorance mobilization in science research and innovation. An underlying argument is that ‘knowledge mobilization’ science policy agendas […]

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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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