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.

Do Research–Practice Partnerships Offer a Promising Approach to Producing Research that Improves Social Care Practice and Outcomes?

Boaz, A, Fitzsimons, B, Meakin, B, Muirhead, S, Williams, C, Weatherley, M, Knapp, M, Smith, L, Langley, J, Kendrick, H, Malley, J and Bauer, A. 2023. Do Research–Practice Partnerships Offer a Promising Approach to Producing Research that Improves Social Care Practice and Outcomes? Journal of Long-Term Care, (2023), pp. 241–248. DOI: https:// doi.org/10.31389/jltc.190 Abstract There […]

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Facing the challenges of research-informed knowledge mobilization: ‘Practising what we preach’?

Powell, A., Davies, H. and Nutley, S. (2017) Facing the challenges of research-informed knowledge mobilization: ‘Practising what we preach’? Public Administration. 96(1): 36-52.https://doi.org/10.1111/padm.12365 Full text available: https://research-repository.st-andrews.ac.uk/bitstream/handle/10023/18595/Public_Admin_submitted_final_version.pdf?sequence=1 Abstract The political imperative to make public services more evidence based has contributed to the growth in the past two decades of both research and practice in the […]

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Co-designing A Research Programme for Impact: Lessons Learned from Practice by Aotearoa New Zealand’s Biological Heritage National Science Challenge Ngā Koiora Tuku Iho

Duncan, R. & Robson-Williams, M. (2023): Co-designing a research programme for impact: lessons learned from practice by Aotearoa New Zealand’s Biological Heritage National Science Challenge Ngā Koiora Tuku Iho. Kotuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online. https://doi.org/10.1080/1177083X.2023.2227675 Abstract Doing co-design and co-production is challenging, resource intensive, and outcomes do not always translate into action. […]

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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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