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van Urk, Felix; Grant, Sean; Bonell, Chris – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
The use of explicit programme theory to guide evaluation is widely recommended. However, practitioners and other partnering stakeholders often initiate programmes based on implicit theories, leaving researchers to explicate them before commencing evaluation. The current study aimed to apply a systematic method to undertake this process. We…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Program Evaluation, Theories, Delphi Technique
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Marchildon, Gregory P.; Fletcher, Amber J. – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
The ability to think in terms of a system is critical to achieving common direction, alignment, and commitment in highly distributed health systems. In Canada, provincial and territorial ministries of health provide leadership on the direction of health reform while leadership to align system levels is determined by a far more distributed group of…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Health Services, Leadership Effectiveness, Conflict
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Hawkins, Benjamin; Parkhurst, Justin – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
Calls for evidence-based policy often fail to recognise the fundamentally political nature of policy making. Policy makers must identify, evaluate and utilise evidence to solve policy problems in the face of competing priorities and political agendas. Evidence should inform but cannot determine policy choices. This paper draws on theories of…
Descriptors: Governance, Health Services, Public Policy, Evidence
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Wallace, Alison; Joss, Nerida – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
Without deliberate and resourced translation, research evidence is unlikely to inform policy and practice. This paper describes the processes and practical solutions used to translate evaluation research findings to improve the readability of print materials in a large scale worksite health programme. It is argued that a knowledge brokering and…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Educational Resources, Workplace Learning, Evaluation Research
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Oelke, Nelly; Wilhelm, Amanda; Jackson, Karen – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
The role of nurses in primary care is poorly understood and many are not working to their full scope of practice. Building on previous research, this knowledge translation (KT) project's aim was to facilitate nurses' capacity to optimise their practice in these settings. A Summit engaging Alberta stakeholders in a deliberative discussion was the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperation, Nurses, Primary Health Care
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Collie, Alex; Zardo, Pauline; McKenzie, Donna Margaret; Ellis, Niki – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
This study explores the views and experiences of knowledge translation of 14 Australian public health academics. Capacity to engage in knowledge translation is influenced by factors within the academic context and the interaction of the academic and policy environments. Early and mid-career researchers reported a different set of experiences and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Public Health, Educational Researchers
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van der Heide, Iris; van der Noordt, Maaike; Proper, Karin I.; Schoemaker, Casper; van den Berg, Matthijs; Hamberg-van Reenen, Heleen H. – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
One of the barriers regarding evidence-informed decision making is the gap between the needs of policy makers and the ways researchers present evidence. This pilot study evaluates the barriers and facilitators to the implementation of a tool to enhance transparent and unambiguous communication on scientific evidence by knowledge workers.…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Public Health, Barriers, Pilot Projects
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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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Hare, Kathleen A.; Dubé, Anik; Marshall, Zack; Gahagan, Jacqueline; Harris, Gregory E.; Tucker, Maryanne; Dykeman, Margaret; MacDonald, Jo-Ann – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
Policy scoping reviews are an effective method for generating evidence-informed policies. However, when applying guiding methodological frameworks to complex policy evidence, numerous, unexpected challenges can emerge. This paper details five challenges experienced and addressed by a policy trainee-led, multi-disciplinary research team, while…
Descriptors: Health Services, Health Promotion, Health Programs, Public Policy
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Oliver, Sandra; Dickson, Kelly – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
Support for producing systematic reviews about health systems is less well developed than for those about clinical practice. From interviewing policy makers and systematic reviewers we identified institutional mechanisms which bring systematic reviews and policy priorities closer by harnessing organisational and individual motivations, emphasising…
Descriptors: Health Services, Systems Analysis, Systems Approach, Health Programs
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Flinders, Matthew; Wood, Matthew; Cunningham, Malaika – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
Co-production is a risky method of social inquiry. It is time-consuming, ethically complex, emotionally demanding, inherently unstable, vulnerable to external shocks, subject to competing demands and it challenges many disciplinary norms. This is what makes it so fresh and innovative. And yet these research-related risks are rarely discussed and,…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Inquiry, Social Theories, Research Problems
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van Toorn, Georgia; Dowse, Leanne – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
This paper explores the signification of evidence-based policy as a new policy-making paradigm in Australia through a cross-case comparison of the role of evidence in two key areas: child protection and illicit drug policy. Although evidence makes certain courses of action appear valid and credible, quality evidence is not necessarily the critical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Policy, Evidence, Policy Formation
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Brennan, Sue E.; Cumpston, Miranda; Misso, Marie L.; McDonald, Steve; Murphy, Matthew J.; Green, Sally E. – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
The Policy Liaison Initiative (PLI) is a long-term knowledge translation initiative designed to support the use of Cochrane systematic reviews in health policy. A joint initiative between the Australasian Cochrane Centre and Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, the PLI includes: 1) a community of practice for evidence-informed…
Descriptors: Program Design, Formative Evaluation, Policy, Health
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Björk, Alexander – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
In discussions and empirical investigations of the implementation of evidence-based interventions there is often a narrow focus on treatment fidelity. Studying a social services agency trying to incorporate Motivational Interviewing (MI), commonly regarded as evidence-based, this paper problematises a one-sided attention to treatment fidelity by…
Descriptors: Evidence, Fidelity, Motivation Techniques, Interviews
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Walton, Mat – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2016
Recent literature has usefully explored the application of complexity theory to evaluation. However, there is little discussion of the contextual conditions in applying complexity theory. Drawing upon a single complexity-consistent public health programme evaluation and subsequent policy decisions, this paper considers how programme framing and…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Public Health, Health Programs, Program Evaluation
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