#ShitDavidSays About Impact #4: Impact Frameworks Are Like Toothbrushes… / Les idées de David sur l’impact, no 4 : les cadres d’évaluation de l’impact sont comme les brosses à dents…

With thanks to Karen Ritchie, Head of Knowledge and Information, Health Improvement Scotland, who first coined this phrase. This post examines the plethora of impact frameworks and their – usually inappropriate – use. Merci à Karen Ritchie, chef du service des connaissances et de l’information de l’organisme écossais Health Improvement, qui

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Using the Knowledge to Action Framework in Practice: A Citation Analysis and Systematic Review

Field, B., Booth, A., Ilott, I. & Gerrish, K. (2014). Using the Knowledge to Action Framework in practice: A citation analysis and systematic review. Implementation Science, 9, 172 http://www.implementationscience.com/content/9/1/172 Abstract Background: Conceptual frameworks are recommended as a way of applying theory to enhance implementation efforts. The Knowledge to Action (KTA) Framework was developed in

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Evaluating Health Research Impact: Development and Implementation of the Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions Impact Framework

Graham, K. E. R., Chorzempa, P. A., Valentine, P. A., & Magnan, J. (2012). Evaluating health research impact: Development and implementation of the Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions impact framework. Research Evaluation, 21(5), 354-367. http://rev.oxfordjournals.org/content/21/5/354 Abstract Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions (AIHS) is a Canadian-based, publicly funded, not-for-profit, provincial health research and innovation organization mandated

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Planning for Knowledge Translation: A Researcher’s Guide

Ward, V., Smith, S., Foy, R. House, A. and Hamer, S. (2010). Planning for knowledge translation: A researcher's guide. Evidence & Policy. 6(4), 527-541. http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/75807/  Abstract Researchers are being strongly encouraged to incorporate knowledge translation strategies into their research applications, but there is relatively little clear guidance for them about precisely what this

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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

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Productive Interactions

This journal club entry considers two papers, both published in a special edition of Research Evaluation in 2011, so this journal club is a little longer than most. Both papers describe the use of "productive interactions", a framework to illustrate the social impact of research in the social sciences. Spaapen, J.

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Fostering Implementation of Health Services Research Findings into Practice: A Consolidated Framework for Advancing Implementation Science

Damschroder, L. J., Aron, D. C., Keith, R. E., Kirsh, S.R., Alexander, J. A. & Lowery, J. C. (2009). Fostering implementation of health services research findings into practice: A consolidated framework for advancing implementation science. Implementation Science, 4(1), pp. 50 doi:10.1186/1748-5908-4-50 Abstract Background: Many interventions found to be effective in health services research studies fail to translate

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