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ERIC Number: ED199560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Research Utilization Through Knowledge Transformation. A Programmatic Application of Theory.
Magisos, Joel H.; Kowle, Carol P.
The purpose of the Knowledge Transformation Program at The National Center for Research in Vocational Education has been to provide intellectual leadership to the field and to facilitate use of significant research results by those who need them most. An important focal point of the program's work is the Information Analysis Product Planning Matrix, which was applied, for example, to a recent series of information products. Recent scholarship in the areas of knowledge transformation and knowledge utilization has influenced further research by National Center Staff. At the National Center studies have been completed and recommendations made for developments in knowledge transformation. A Knowledge Processes Model represents the most recent effort to conceptualize the processes by which information is transformed for use by specific audiences. Practical program methods based on theory and research include (1) topic selection and development, which meets information needs in a variety of ways for different audiences over a period of time; (2) product specifications, dealing with type, length, content, and style as they relate to program goals and information needs of the intended audience; (3) author and reviewer selection, dependent on product desired; (4) monitoring writing; (5) peer review and revision; and (6) packaging for distribution. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Knowledge Transformation Program; National Center for Research Vocational Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 14, 1981).