Organizational Communication Researchers Meet the Real World: A Case Study of the Cancer Information Services Research Consortium
Abstract:This essay focuses on consortial relationships between researchers and practitioners that are used increasingly to address intractable societal problems. I use the Cancer Information Services Research Consortium (CISRC) to illustrate my major substantive points. I explore what both parties have to gain and lose from these relationships. In the end we need to confront and understand the researcher-practitioner relationship to produce better research, more useful research, and more well-rounded graduates of our programs.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: College of Communications and Information Studies, University of Kentucky,
Publication date: April 1, 2007