Knowledge utilization, diffusion, implementation, transfer, and translation

implications for evaluation
Author: Judith M. Ottoson,Penelope Hawe
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 108
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This volume teams up familiar literature in knowledge utilization with related theories of diffusion, implementation, transfer, and translation. Each of these knowledge-for-action theories is reviewed for its disciplinary roots, assumptions about change, key variables, and contextual influences. Cross-talk among these heretofore parallel theories identifies priorities and implications for evaluation practice. This issue provides evaluators with multiple lenses to capture change, including a consideration of complexity, rather than succumb to single-discipline perceptions of value. If we think about the new knowledge enshrined within a policy or program under evaluation as the foreground, then complexity invites evaluators to think more critically about the background, that is, the dynamic properties of the setting or system into which a policy program is introduced and the implications this raises for evaluation. This is the 124th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.

Wissenstransfer in Professionen

Grundlagen, Bedingungen und Optionen
Author: Elke Oestreicher
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 3863882407
Category: Education
Page: 399
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Der Wissenstransfer zwischen Wissenschaft und Praxis stellt seit jeher eine große Herausforderung für Fachkräfte dar. Die Gründe liegen in der Komplexität der Transferpraxis, das veranschaulicht die hier entwickelte Grounded Theory über den Wissenstransfer im Kontext der Sozialen Arbeit, die in Verbindung mit dem aktuellen Wissens- und Wissenschaftsdiskursen und in Bezug auf die Verwendungs- und Transferforschung ein neues Licht auf den Vorgang wirft.

Advancing Evidence-Based Practice Through Program Evaluation

A Practical Guide for School-Based Professionals
Author: Julie Q. Morrison,Anna L. Harms
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019067170X
Category: Psychology
Page: 200
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Given the current climate of results-driven accountability, school-based professionals have a significant contribution to make in improving the impact of programs and initiatives through the application of program evaluation methods and tools to inform decision making within a multi-tier system of supports framework. And yet there is currently a dearth of practical resources dedicated to developing school psychologists' competencies in program evaluation. Advancing Evidence-Based Practice through Program Evaluation will meet the needs of school psychologists and other school-based professionals seeking to use program evaluation approaches to enhance data-based decision making and accountability at a program and systems-level. This practical guide provides the most cutting-edge evaluation frameworks, methods, and tools available, with particular emphasis on the rapidly-developing areas of implementation research, evidence-based professional learning, and innovative approaches to communicating evaluation findings. The book will support school professionals in daily practice by enhancing and extending their knowledge and skills in measurement, assessment, consultation for systems change and the use of evidence-based interventions for academic and social/behavioral concerns, with a focus on evaluating the implementation and outcomes of school-based programs. The book will also facilitate the professional development of those currently engaged in graduate preparation programs in education, educational leadership, school counseling, and school social work, as well as the university faculty who guide their professional preparation. Finally, school professionals may also use Advancing Evidence-Based Practice through Program Evaluation to develop their professional competencies in implementing new initiatives funded by grants with clear expectations for program evaluation.

Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health

Translating Science to Practice
Author: Ross C. Brownson,Graham A. Colditz,Enola K. Proctor
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190683228
Category: Medical
Page: 560
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The definitive work in D&I research -- now completely updated and expanded The application of scientific research to the creation of evidence-based policies is a science unto itself -- and one that is never easy. Dissemination and implementation research (D&I) is the study of how scientific advances can be implemented into everyday life, and understanding how it works has never been more important for students and professionals across the scientific, academic, and governmental communities. DISSEMINATION AND IMPLEMENTATION RESEARCH IN HEALTH is a practical guide to making research more consequential, a collection assembled and written by today's leading D&I researchers. Readers of this book are taught to: ? Evaluate the evidence base in an effective intervention ? Choose a strategy that produces the greatest impact ? Design an appropriate and effectual study ? Track essential outcomes ? Account for the barriers to uptake in communities, social service agencies, and health care facilities The challenges to moving research into practice are universal, and they're complicated by the current landscape's reliance on partnerships and multi-center research. In this light, DISSEMINATION AND IMPLEMENTATION RESEARCH IN HEALTH is nothing less than a roadmap to effecting change in the sciences. It will have broad utility to researchers and practitioners in epidemiology, biostatistics, behavioral science, economics, medicine, social work, psychology, and anthropology -- both today and in our slightly better future.

Knowledge Translation in Health Care

Moving from Evidence to Practice
Author: Sharon Straus,Jacqueline Tetroe,Ian D. Graham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118413571
Category: Medical
Page: 424
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Knowledge Translation in Health Care is a practicalintroduction to knowledge translation for everyone working andlearning within health policy and funding agencies, and asresearchers, clinicians and trainees. Using everyday examples, itexplains how to use research findings to improve health care inreal life. This new second edition defines the principles and practice ofknowledge translation and outlines strategies for successfulknowledge translation in practice and policy making. It includesrelevant real world examples and cases of knowledge translation inaction that are accessible and relevant for all stakeholdersincluding clinicians, health policy makers, administrators,managers, researchers, clinicians and trainees. From an international expert editor and contributor team, and fullyrevised to reflect current practice and latest developments withinthe field, Knowledge Translation in Health Care is thepractical guide for all health policy makers and researchers,clinicians, trainee clinicians, medical students and otherhealthcare professionals seeking to improve healthcarepractice.

Skills for Practice in Occupational Therapy E-Book


Author: Edward A. S. Duncan
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702050644
Category: Medical
Page: 376
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This book is the companion volume to Duncan: FOUNDATIONS FOR PRACTICE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, 5e and provides a comprehensive guide to the practice applications of the theory base. It is designed to be a "basic and beyond" text, of value to students throughout their studies but also a valuable reference text to clinicians. The sections cover the following essential skills for effective occupational therapy practice: clinical skills, management and leadership skills, evidence-based and research skills, and thinking, judgement and decision-making skills. Links theory and evidence-base, and is also practical Each chapter follows same basic structure (same format as Foundations) Each chapter contains practical examples and/or vignettes New addition of highlight boxes in each chapter gives the main points in bullet format for ease of access to students new to the area Well referenced

Die Organisation des Wissens

Wie japanische Unternehmen eine brachliegende Ressource nutzbar machen
Author: Ikujiro Nonaka,Hirotaka Takeuchi
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593396319
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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In jedem Mitarbeiter schlummert wertvolles Wissen. Wer seine Firma richtig organisiert, kann diese Schätze heben. Japanische Manager haben dies früh begriffen und ihren Unternehmen langfristige Wettbewerbsvorteile verschafft. Anhand ausführlicher Fallbeispiele erläutern die Autoren in diesem Klassiker der Managementliteratur, wie Führungskräfte die Ressource Wissen nutzbar machen und sie in erfolgreiche Produkte und Technologien umwandeln können. "Dies ist das bisher kreativste Buch über Management aus Japan. Absolute Pflichtlektüre für Manager in einer Welt ohne Grenzen." Kenichi Ohmae "Ein wichtiges Buch für die Unternehmenspraxis." Michael E. Porter "Mit Nonakas Thesen zeichnet sich ein Paradigmenwechsel ab." Wirtschaftswoche "Spannend geschrieben, mit vielen Aha-Erlebnissen beim Lesen." ManagerSeminare

Putting Knowledge to Use

Facilitating the Diffusion of Knowledge and the Implementation of Planned Change
Author: Edward Maynard Glaser,Harold Herbert Abelson,Kathalee N. Garrison
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Incorporated Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Communication in the social sciences
Page: 636
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Chronic Diseases in Canada


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Chronic diseases
Page: N.A
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Shaping Academia for the Public Good

Critical Reflections on the CHSRF/CIHR Chair Program
Author: Louise Potvin,Pat Armstrong
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 144266665X
Category: Education
Page: 320
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With increasing demands for evidence-based decision-making, the academic community must be ready to train researchers who can reduce the gap between health care research and practice. One program dedicated to promoting such training is the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF, now the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement) and Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Chair Program. Participants of these programs were selected to develop innovative research programs that bridge this divide, as well as to mentor the next generation on building partnerships with organizations outside the university through applied research. The CHSRF/CIHR Chairs have come together in Shaping Academia for the Public Good to draw out valuable lessons learned throughout its first decade. It includes chapters on funding, knowledge transfer, policy frameworks, working with multiple stakeholders, and managing organizational settings, among other topics. Shaping Academia for the Public Good will be a helpful resource for those interested in the potential of new research approaches to improve our healthcare system.

National Forum of Applied Educational Research Journal

NFAER Journal
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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Wie lernt die Politik?

Lernen aus Erfahrung in Politik und Verwaltung
Author: Peter Biegelbauer
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531191284
Category: Political Science
Page: 246
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Anders als in der öffentlichen Wahrnehmung findet Politik zum überwiegenden Teil fernab von schlagzeilenträchtigen Ereignissen und historischen Initiativen statt. Tatsächlich ist Politik oft ein Prozess langwieriger Verhandlungen zwischen verschiedensten staatlichen und nichtstaatlichen Organisationen, der weniger von PolitikerInnen als vielmehr von BeamtInnen angeleitet wird. Politik hat dabei ebenso viel mit der Durchsetzung von eigenen Interessen zu tun wie mit dem Versuch vor dem Hintergrund gemachter Erfahrungen und getroffener Vereinbarungen Probleme zu lösen. Anhand mehrerer Fallbeispiele aus dem Bereich der österreichischen Forschungs-, Technologie- und Innovationspolitik wird in diesem Buch Lernen in Politik und Verwaltung untersucht. Ein zentrales Ergebnis ist, dass Lernen häufiger stattfindet als selbst von politischen AkteurInnen vermutet. Dabei sind die unterschiedlichen Formen von inhaltlichem und strategischem Lernen oft miteinander verbunden und teilweise auch voneinander abhängig. Abschließend werden Faktoren beschrieben, die Lernen in Politik und Verwaltung fördern und solche, die es behindern.

The International encyclopedia of educational evaluation


Author: Herbert J. Walberg,Geneva D. Haertel
Publisher: Pergamon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 796
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Over the past two decades, educational evaluation has become well established as a distinctive field of research and practice. The Encyclopedia of Educational Evaluation includes updated and revised material from the award-winning publication The International Encyclopedia of Education. It is a definitive reference providing a current and comprehensive treatment of evaluation theories and practices in education. The emphasis throughout is on practicality. The volume contains over 150 articles organized thematically into eight sections providing an easily accessible, practical yet scholarly source of information about a broad array of significant topics in educational evaluation. Broad philosophical issues of evaluation are addressed in the context of their potential relevance to the actual conduct of evaluation studies. Major topics include the approaches and methods used in educational research focusing on educational needs assessment, measurement, evaluation, design, decision making and educational policy. This Encyclopedia is international in scope, both from the point of view of the authors as well as the range of the educational programs and evaluation theories chosen.

Management of Change and Innovation


Author: Bengt-Arne Vedin
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781855213647
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 676
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This work on change and innovation covers, among other topics, the strategic management of uncertainty; the third dimension of leadership; managing corporate development; culture as an invisible barrier to strategic change; implementing innovation; and the acceleration trap.

Putting Knowledge to Use

A Distillation of the Literature Regarding Knowledge Transfer and Change
Author: Human Interaction Research Institute
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Diffusion of innovations
Page: 452
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Utilization of the results of public research and development


Author: Commission of the European Communities. Directorate-General for Telecommunications, Information Industries, and Innovation
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 540
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Bulletin de L'Organisation Mondiale de la Santé


Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medicine
Page: N.A
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Knowledge generation, exchange, and utilization


Author: George M. Beal,Wimal Dissanayake
Publisher: Westview Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 467
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Communicating Nursing Research


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nursing
Page: N.A
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Consists of papers presented at a conference sponsored 1968-73 by the Western Council on Higher Education for Nursing; 1974- by the Western Society for Research in Nursing.