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

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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

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Quantitative Evaluation (and a little shameless self-promotion) / Évaluation quantitative (et un peu d’autopromotion éhontée)

By David Phipps, RIR-York Amanda Cooper (@ACooperKMb) recently released her evaluation of 44 Canadian Research Brokering Organizations. She presents a quantitative method for evaluating the effort of a system of knowledge mobilization. Amanda Cooper (@ACooperKMb) a récemment dévoilé son évaluation de 44 organisations canadiennes de courtage de recherche. Elle présente une méthode

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The Virtual Knowledge Broker / Le courtier de connaissances virtuel

David Phipps, RIR-York

On Tuesday September 25 , I cleared my morning so that I could be the only Canadian participant in a workshop on Policy Influence and Monitoring. The workshop was in Cornwall in the UK. I was in Toronto in Canada. WebEx and Skype connected us.

Le mardi 25 septembre, j’ai libéré ma matinée afin de pouvoir être le seul participant canadien à un atelier sur l’influence des politiques et le suivi. L’atelier avait lieu à Cornwall au Royaume-Uni. J’étais à Toronto, au Canada. WebEx et Skype nous ont mis en contact.

Knowledge intermediary work is a global phenomenon. Look at the K* conference in April 2012 that was attended by participants from 5 continents. There are well established practices to enhance the impact of research on policy and practice in developing countries seeded by international organizations like the International Development Research Centre (Canada) and the RAPID program of the Oversees Development Initiative in the UK plus many more. These organizations work with local Southern partners to enhance the impact of research on the lives of citizens in the Global South.

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I was invited by the Global Development Network (GD Net) to take part in a workshop on Policy Influence and Monitoring sponsored by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) who were working with a consortium lead by ODI and involving CommsConsult in UK and Zimbabwe, the Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA) in Sri Lanka and the Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC) in Argentina. They came together to explore two questions:

  1. What is policy influence?
  2. How do we measure it?

There were about 20 participants in Cornwall plus Vanesa Weyrauch joining from Argentina, Peter da Costa joining from Kenya, Simon Batchelor based in the UK, also joining remotely and me… from Canada.

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How to Assess the Impact of Your Research / Comment mesurer l’impact de votre recherche

Michael Johnny, RIR-York Impact has become a significant component of the research cycle but how does one actually do this?  Dr. Sarah Morton from the University of Edinburgh offers a one-day workshop with methodologies to assess the impact of your research. L’impact est devenu un aspect très important du cycle de

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Validation of the Conceptual Research Utilization Scale: An Application of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing in Healthcare

Squires, J. E., Estabrooks, C. A., Newburn-Cook, C. V. & Gierl, M. (2011). Validation of the conceptual research utilization scale: An application of the standards for educational and psychological testing in healthcare. BMC Health Services Research, 11(1), 107 -152. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-107 Abstract Background: There is a lack of acceptable, reliable, and valid survey instruments to measure conceptual

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Looking forward to Social Innovation / Dans l’attente de l’innovation sociale

By David Phipps (ResearchImpact York) What is social innovation? If knowledge mobilization (the process) results in social innovation (the outcome), knowledge brokers need to capture and evaluate social innovation outcomes that arise from knowledge mobilization. Qu'est-ce que l'innovation sociale? Si la mobilisation des connaissances (le processus) conduit à l'innovation sociale (le résultat),

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ResearchImpact Evaluation Survey

The KM Units which are leading the ResearchImpact network (York University and the University of Victoria) are undergoing an evaluation, and we would like your feedback!  We are asking you to complete a survey regarding your experiences with the Knowledge Mobilization Unit. The purpose of the survey is to gather

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