The main goal of knowledge translation (KT) is to ensure that diverse communities benefit from academic research results through improved social and health outcomes. But despite growing interest in researcher-user collaborations, little is known about what makes or breaks these types of relationships. Knowledge Translation in Context is an essential tool for researchers to learn how to be effective partners in the KT process.
Drawing on expertise and studies from across the globe, Elizabeth Banister, Bonnie Leadbeater, and Anne Marshall outline a variety of perspectives on KT processes. Case studies outline the uses of KT in many contexts, including community, policy, Indigenous, and non-profit organizations. While recognizing the specificity of each situation, Knowledge Translation in Context highlights the most important elements that have led KT to succeed (or fail) as a dynamic, multidirectional process.
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About the Author
Bonnie J. Leadbeater is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria.
E. Anne Marshall is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies at the University of Victoria.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Budd Dall
Introduction: How-What-We-Know-Becomes-More-Widely-Known: Is Context Dependent and Culturally Sensitive by Bonnie J. Leadbeater, Elizabeth M. Banister, and E. Anne Marshall (all University of Victoria)
PART ONE: Knowledge Translation in Community–University Contexts
- Developing Knowledge Transfer with Non-profit Organizations Serving Vulnerable Populations by Cecilia Benoit (University of Victoria), Lauren Casey (Canadian National Coalition of Experiental Women), Mikael Jansson (University of Victoria), Rachel Phillips (University of Victoria), and David Burns (Child and Family Counselling Association)
- Cross-Cultural Journeys: Transferring and Exchanging Knowledge among Researchers and Community Partners by E. Anne Marshall and Francis Guenette (University of Victoria)
- Using Evaluative Inquiry to Generate Knowledge about the Quality and Value of Community Initiatives by Kate Mckegg (University of Auckland)
- Knowledge Translation Processes in Developing a Community-Based Evaluation Toolkit by Joan Wharf Higgins (University of Victoria), Patti-Jean Naylor (University of Victoria), Heather Macleod Williams (MTM Research and Associates), and Trina Sporer (BC Recreation and Parks Association)
PART TWO: Knowledge Translation in Policy Contexts
- Sharing Knowledge for Policy: The Role of Science Organizations as Knowledge Brokers by Mary Ann Mccabe (George Washington University School of Medicine)
- Knowledge Translation at the Political Level: Bridging the Policy Research to Policy Practice Gap by Simon Lenton (Curtin University of Technology, Australia)
- User-Led Reviews of Research Knowledge: Enhancing Relevance and Reception by David A. Gough (University of London)
PART THREE: Knowledge Translation in Indigenous Contexts
- Knowledge Translation and Adolescent Girls’ Sexual Health Education in Indigenous Communities by Deborah L. Begoray (University of Victoria) and Elizabeth M. Banister (University of Victoria)
- Knowledge Transfer and Indigenous Research by Helen Moewaka Barnes, Wendy Henwood, Sandy Kerr, Verne, Mcmanus, and Tim Mccreanor (all Massey University , Auckland)
- Knowledge Translation and Indigenous Communities: A Decolonizing Perspective by Janet K. Smylie (University of Toronto)
Concluding Thoughts by Elizabeth M. Banister, Bonnie J. Leadbeater, and E. Anne Marshall