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ERIC Number: EJ1131669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
Knowledge Integration in Public Health: A Rapid Review Using Systems Thinking
Riley, Barbara; Norman, Cameron D.; Best, Allan
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v8 n4 p417-431 Nov 2012
There are tradeoffs in knowledge synthesis--for example, between comprehensiveness and timeliness, between generalisability and policy relevance. The tradeoffs are particularly challenging for public health. A growing international community is grappling with building more relevant and useful knowledge bases, to facilitate use of this knowledge in policy and practice. These questions guided a knowledge synthesis using a novel "rapid review" methodology. The synthesis used complex adaptive systems as a theoretical lens, in collaboration with an international expert panel. Findings strengthen the call for a systems paradigm in public health, extending theoretical propositions to empirical studies of knowledge generation and use.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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