Sustainability and Institutionalization of Knowledge Brokers

This Knowledge Mobilization Journal Club features two related articles, both published in the same volume of Evidence & Policy. This is not an open access journal, so I can’t post the original articles but these are important articles as they address the human resource side of knowledge mobilization- how do we create satisfying careers for […]

Read More…

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. We investigate the […]

Read More…

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 to the analysis […]

Read More…

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 Transfer Network (SHRTN). […]

Read More…

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 coordinators and participants […]

Read More…

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 knowledge translation might […]

Read More…

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 in studying this […]

Read More…

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) contexts have emerged […]

Read More…

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 about the actual […]

Read More…

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 trials in an […]

Read More…