Journal Club

Research Impact Canada produces a journal club series to make evidence on knowledge mobilization (KMb) more accessible to knowledge brokers and to create online discussion about research on knowledge mobilization. It is designed for knowledge brokers and other knowledge mobilization stakeholders.

Exploring the application of machine learning to expert evaluation of research impact

Williams K, Michalska S, Cohen E, Szomszor M, Grant J (2023) Exploring the application of machine learning to expert evaluation of research impact. PLoS ONE 18(8): e0288469. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0288469 Abstract The objective of this study is to investigate the application of machine learning techniques to the large-scale human expert evaluation of the impact of academic research. […]

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Evaluating the Quality of Research Co-Production: Research Quality Plus for Co-Production (RQ + 4 Co-Pro)

McLean, R.K.D., Carden, F., Aiken, A.B. et al. Evaluating the quality of research co-production: Research Quality Plus for Co-Production (RQ + 4 Co-Pro). Health Res Policy Sys 21, 51 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-023-00990-y Abstract Background: Co-production is an umbrella term used to describe the process of generating knowledge through partnerships between researchers and those who will use or benefit […]

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Capacity development for knowledge mobilization: a scoping review of the concepts and practices

Golhasany, H., and Harvey, B. (2023) Capacity development for knowledge mobilization: a scoping review of the concepts and practices. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications 10, 235. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-023-01733-8 Abstract There is a growing emphasis worldwide on the use of knowledge mobilization (KMb) to improve policies and practices with the latest research evidence. This emphasis calls upon […]

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The open academic: Why and how business academics should use social media to be more ‘open’ and impactful

Ian P. McCarthy, I.P. and Bogers, M.L.A.M. (2023) The open academic: Why and how business academics should use social media to be more ‘open’ and impactful. Business Horizons, 66 (1): 153-166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2022.05.001. Abstract The mission of Business Horizons is to publish research that practitioners can understand to help them change their thoughts and actions. However, […]

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Re-thinking research impact: voice, context and power at the interface of science, policy and practice

Reed, M.S., Rudman, H. (2023) Re-thinking research impact: voice, context and power at the interface of science, policy and practice. Sustainability Science 18: 967–981. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-022-01216-w Abstract The world is facing unprecedented challenges on a scale that has never been seen before, and the need for evidence-informed solutions has never been greater. As a result, academics, […]

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A scoping review of full-spectrum knowledge translation theories, models, and frameworks

Esmail, R., Hanson, H., Holroyd-Leduc, J., Brown, S., Straus, SE, Niven, DJ., and Clement, FM. (2020) A scoping review of full-spectrum knowledge translation theories, models, and frameworks. Implementation Science 15,11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-020-0964-5. Abstract Background: Application of knowledge translation (KT) theories, models, and frameworks (TMFs) is one method for successfully incorporating evidence into clinical care. However, there […]

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A research agenda for the science of actionable knowledge: Drawing from a review of the most misguided to the most enlightened claims in the science-policy interface literature

Jagannathan, N., Emmanuel, G., Arnott, J., J. Mach, K.J., Bamzai-Dodson, A., Goodrich, K., Meyer, R., Neff, M., Sjostrom, K.D.,  Timm, K.M.F., Turnhout, E.,  Wong-Parodi, G., Bednarek, A.T., Meadow, A., Dewulf, A.,  Kirchhoff, C.J., Moss, R.H., Nichols, L., Oldach, E., Lemos, M.C., Klenk, N. (2023) A research agenda for the science of actionable knowledge: Drawing from […]

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Building trusting relationships to support implementation: A proposed theoretical model

Metz A, Jensen T, Farley A, Boaz A, Bartley L and Villodas M (2022) Building trusting relationships to support implementation: A proposed theoretical model. Frontiers in Health Services 2:894599. doi: 10.3389/frhs.2022.894599 Abstract This paper presents a theory of change that articulates (a) proposed strategies for building trust among implementation stakeholders and (b) the theoretical linkages […]

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Appraising HEI-community Partnerships: Assessing Performance, Monitoring Progress, and Evaluating Impacts

Plummer, R.,Witkowski, S., Smits, A., and Dale, G. (2022) Appraising HEI-community Partnerships: Assessing Performance, Monitoring Progress, and Evaluating Impacts. Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, 15:1, 1–17. https://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/ijcre/article/view/8014 Abstract Momentum of the creation of partnerships between higher education institutions (HEIs) and communities is strong. As their significance intensifies, the question of how to […]

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