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Rushmer, Rosemary; Shucksmith, Janet – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2018
In this paper the development of askFuse is used as a case study to illustrate contextual and system barriers to universities providing useful, usable and timely research evidence in response to local practice and policy partners' stated public health research needs. Entrenched systems (research excellence framework, academic career pathways,…
Descriptors: Barriers, Research Utilization, Public Health, Case Studies
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Jessani, Nasreen; Kennedy, Caitlin; Bennett, Sara – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2017
This article examines the complex interactions and strategies for engagement--both existing as well as desired--between academic Knowledge Brokers (KBs) and national health policymakers in Kenya. Based on semi-structured interviews with academic KBs and university leaders from six Schools of Public Health (SPHs) as well as national policymakers,…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making, Public Health, Foreign Countries
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Sima, Karel – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2017
The Czech research evaluation policy was rooted in an instrumental paradigm of policy process and evidence embodied in metrics-based cost-benefit logic. But this framework disintegrated when confronted with actual institutional interests. Based on the ethnography of university departments, this study shows how academics challenged the notion of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evaluation Research, Policy, Evidence Based Practice
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Edelstein, Hilary – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
This study examines elements of collaborative research partnerships (CRPs) between university researchers and organisations who engage in knowledge mobilisation activities in education. The study uses key informant interviews and document analysis from one type of partnership, and a survey of university-community partnerships across Canada to…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Research Projects, Interviews, Content Analysis
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Ouimet, Mathieu; Lapointe, Luc; Léon, Grégory – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2015
A pilot controlled before-and-after design was used to assess the impact of a new master-level course in evidence-informed policy making on students' basic knowledge in evidence-based practice. The primary outcome variable was the mean percentage of pre-post improvement on the knowledge test. In the treatment group, the mean percentage of pre-post…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Graduate Study, Public Administration Education, Evidence Based Practice
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Wallenburg, Iris; Pols, Jeannette; de Bont, Antoinette – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2015
This paper addresses contemporary reform in postgraduate medical education that aims to standardise training. The reforms are guided by public policy interventions to increase quality of care, objectify performance, and to prepare residents for changing health care needs. This paper draws on an ethnographic study in the Netherlands, studying how…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Ethnography
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Phipps, David; Morton, Sarah – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2013
Employing knowledge brokers is one way that universities and research centres have responded to the increasing emphasis on the wider usefulness and uptake of research beyond the academy. While there is an increase in the numbers of such professionals, there has been little focus on their roles, skills and development. In this paper, two knowledge…
Descriptors: Reflection, Knowledge Level, Facilitators (Individuals), Administrators
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Murdock, Alex; Shariff, Razia; Wilding, Karl – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2013
This paper considers the different approaches to undertake knowledge exchange between academia and the third sector from three practitioner perspectives. London South Bank University (LSBU), as part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) Social Enterprise Capacity Building Cluster (CBC), has been…
Descriptors: Technology Transfer, Partnerships in Education, Capacity Building, Research and Development
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Lightowler, Claire; Knight, Christine – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2013
Over the last decade, higher education policy in the United Kingdom (UK) has increasingly focused on the impact of academic research. This has resulted in the emergence of specialist knowledge brokers within UK universities in the social sciences and humanities. Our empirical research identified a tension between the research impact agenda and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Research and Development
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Cherney, Adrian; Head, Brian; Boreham, Paul; Povey, Jenny; Ferguson, Michele – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2012
This paper reports results from a survey of academic social scientists in Australian universities on their research engagement experience with industry and government partners and end-users of research. The results highlight that while academics report a range of benefits arising from research collaborations, there are also significant impediments…
Descriptors: Social Scientists, Knowledge Level, Attitudes, Case Studies