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Planning for knowledge translation: a researcher's guide

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Abstract:

Researchers are being strongly encouraged to incorporate knowledge translation strategies into their research applications, but there is relatively little clear guidance for them about precisely what this means or how they can achieve it. A previous paper published in this journal addressed those assessing research applications, but there is still a need for guidance aimed at researchers themselves. This paper sets out a proposed guide, which could help to fill this gap. The guide is based on a coherent and empirically based conceptualisation of the knowledge translation process. It encourages researchers to embed knowledge translation early in their research planning process rather than adding it on later. Because the framework sets out a number of considerations rather than 'rules', it affords researchers the flexibility, autonomy and creativity to produce a personally useful, coherent and workable knowledge translation strategy.

Keywords: IMPACT; KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER; KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION; RESEARCH FUNDING

Document Type: Regular Paper

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/174426410X535882

Publication date: November 1, 2010

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