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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Reinventing the Civic University

Goddard, J. (2009). Reinventing the civic university. http://www.nesta.org.uk/sites/default/files/reinventing_the_civic_university.pdf From the summary of this report done for Nesta, a U.K. innovation charity: In this provocation I argue that all publicly-funded universities in the UK have a civic duty to engage with wider society on the local, national and global scales, and to do so in a […]

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Mobilising Knowledge to Improve UK Health Care: Learning From Other Countries and Other Sectors

Davies, H. T. O., Powell, A. E. & Nutley, S. M. (2015). Mobilising knowledge to improve UK health care: Learning from other countries and other sectors – a multimethod mapping study. Health Services and Delivery Research, 3(27). www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/146766/FullReport-hsdr03270.pdf Abstract Background: The past two decades have seen rich conceptual development and a wide variety of practical […]

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ResearchImpact-Réseau Impact Recherche Journal Club

Welcome to the Knowledge Mobilization Journal Club! The journal club presents a summary of KMb related academic journal articles in a standard format. This space is designed to make KMb research more accessible to KMb practitioners. Please let us know what you think of the review by leaving us a comment. If you are reading […]

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Knowledge Mobilization Journal Club Evaluation – Results

“Please keep it going, even if we have to clone David” In 2011, we published our first knowledge mobilization journal club post to help make knowledge mobilization research more accessible to knowledge mobilization practitioners. Since then we have published 55 journal club posts, approximately one each month. The evaluation was conducted using an on line […]

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Journal Club Evaluation

In 2011 we published our first knowledge mobilization journal club post to help make knowledge mobilization research more accessible to knowledge mobilization practitioners. Since then we have published 55 journal club posts, approximately one each month. Each post has been viewed hundreds or thousands of times. The post on the PARIHS framework has been viewed […]

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Scientists’ Response to Societal Impact Policies: A Policy Paradox

Stefan P. L. de Jong, S.P.L., Smit, J. and van Drooge (2016). Scientists’ response to societal impact policies: A policy paradox. Science & Public Policy, 43(1), 102-114. http://spp.oxfordjournals.org/content/43/1/102 Abstract Many countries have amended legislation and introduced policies to stimulate universities to transfer their knowledge to society. The effects of these policies on scientists are relatively […]

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Role Domains of Knowledge Brokering: A Model for the Health Care Setting

Glegg, S. M and Hoens, A. (2016). Role domains of knowledge brokering: A model for the health care setting. J Neurol Phys Ther, 40(2), 115-23. doi: 10.1097/NPT.0000000000000122. Abstract Knowledge brokering is a strategy to support collaborations and partnerships within and across clinical, research, and policy worlds to improve the generation and use of research knowledge. Knowledge […]

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Designing Environmental Research for Impact

Campbell, C. A., Lefroy, E. C., Caddy-Retalic, S., Bax, N., Doherty, P. J., Douglas, M. M., Johnson, D., Possingham, H. P., Specht, A., Tarte, D & West, J. (2015). Designing environmental research for impact. Science of the Total Environment, 534, 4-13. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969714016830  Highlights This paper explores how environmental research can be more influential. Transdisciplinary research means researchers […]

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From Knowledge Translation to Engaged Scholarship: Promoting Research Relevance and Utilization.

Bowen, S. J. & Graham, I. D. (2013). From knowledge translation to engaged scholarship: Promoting research relevance and utilization. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94(1 Suppl 1), S3-8. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2012.04.037 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003999312009227 Abstract It is now accepted within health care that clinicians and managers should base their practice and decision making on evidence. One would think that this […]

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Exploring the Function and Effectiveness of Knowledge Brokers as Facilitators of Knowledge Translation in Health-Related Settings

Bornbaum C. C., Kornas, K. Peirson, K. & Rosella, L. C. (2015). Exploring the function and effectiveness of knowledge brokers as facilitators of knowledge translation in health-related settings: A systematic review and thematic analysis. Implementation Science, 10, 162. DOI 10.1186/s13012-015-0351-9. http://www.implementationscience.com/content/10/1/162 Abstract Background: Knowledge brokers (KBs) work collaboratively with key stakeholders to facilitate the transfer and exchange of […]

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A Collaborative Approach to Defining the Usefulness of Impact: Lessons From a Knowledge Exchange Project Involving Academics and Social Work Practitioners

Wilkinson, H., Gallagher, M., & Smith, M. (2012). A collaborative approach to defining the usefulness of impact: Lessons from a knowledge exchange project involving academics and social work practitioners. Evidence & Policy, 8(3), 311-327. Abstract This paper reports on a knowledge exchange project involving academics and practitioners in six local authority social work departments. It […]

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Preferences of Knowledge Users for Two Formats of Summarizing Results from Systematic Reviews: Infographics and Critical Appraisals

Crick, K. & Hartling, L. (2015). Preferences of knowledge users for two formats of summarizing results from systematic reviews: Infographics and critical appraisals. PLoS One, 10(10), 1-8. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140029 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4605679/ Abstract Objectives: To examine and compare preferences of knowledge users for two different formats of summarizing results from systematic reviews: infographics and critical appraisals. Design: Cross-sectional. Setting: Annual members’ […]

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