Finding common approaches in a diverse practice domain: A Q-study of knowledge mobilization practitioners and researchers

This information was originally published on the KTECOP website and is reposted here with permission. On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Monica Batac and Dr. Charles Davis conducted a talk about their recent research study about knowledge mobilization work to the Toronto chapter of KTECOP. Download the presentation slides: Finding common approaches in a diverse practice […]

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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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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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Canada is looking for a Chief Knowledge Broker / Le Canada en quête d’un courtier de connaissances en chef

Canada is searching for a Chief Science Advisor. They are looking for someone with an outstanding track record of scholarship. What they really need is a Chief Knowledge Broker. Le gouvernement canadien cherche à pourvoir le poste de conseiller scientifique en chef. La personne recherchée doit posséder un bagage de connaissances hors du commun. Ce […]

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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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The Who, What and How of Research Impact / L’impact de la recherche : le qui, le quoi et le comment

David Phipps has just returned from three weeks in the UK for his Fellowship funded by the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Working with his Fellowship partner, Julie Bayley (Coventry University), he became immersed in research impacts mediated through public engagement, commercialization, entrepreneurship, internationalization and knowledge exchange. This affords the opportunity for a trans-Atlantic comparison of […]

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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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Putting the Social into R&D / Du social dans la R-D

ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche (David Phipps, RIR York and Cathy Edwards, RIR Carleton) participated in a two day design workshop to develop the basis for an R&D agenda for Canada’s social sector. Or was it to develop a national agenda for R&D with social impact? Whatever it was we won’t be able to do it alone. Des membres […]

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Knowledge Brokering to Enhance the Impact of Academic Research on Public Policy

This post by David Phipps, RIR-York, first appeared on Politics & Ideas: a think net on December 9, 2014 and is reposted here with permission.  Canadian academic research in all disciplines is among the best in the world but Canada is not extracting full social and economic value from this research. Connecting campuses with local […]

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