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Supplee, Lauren; Boaz, Annette; Metz, Allison – William T. Grant Foundation, 2023
The fields of implementation science and the study of research use in policy and practice travel on many of the same roads and share similar goals, chief among which is improving societal outcomes through the application of research. Both fields also attract interdisciplinary teams and create strikingly similar knowledge across contexts. However,…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Interdisciplinary Approach, Research Utilization, Evidence
Ming, Norma – William T. Grant Foundation, 2023
Analyzing education through the lens of implementation science illustrates its potential for addressing fundamental challenges in education (Century & Cassata, 2016). Learning emerges from rapidly-changing experiences and high-intensity social interactions, which requires instruction to continually adapt. These adaptations vary in content and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship
Kamenetz, Anya – William T. Grant Foundation, 2023
History suggested that COVID's impacts would be severe, wide-ranging, long-lasting, and above all, deeply unequal. As the effects of COVID linger on, researchers have a crucial role to play in cataloging them. Even more important, by developing knowledge about exactly who is affected and how, researchers can provide evidence that points the way…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Research, Evidence
Tseng, Vivian – William T. Grant Foundation, 2022
The puzzle of how to connect research with policy and practice is a vital area for scientific inquiry. The William T. Grant Foundation believes that attempts to improve the use of research evidence in policy and practice should be subject to rigorous theory building and empirical analysis. The stakes are high for the research community: If we do…
Descriptors: Research Utilization, Educational Research, Evidence, Educational Policy
Doucet, Fabienne – William T. Grant Foundation, 2019
The William T. Grant Foundation has sought to support new research on ways to promote the use and usefulness of research evidence to improve youth outcomes for over a decade. They have funded numerous studies aimed at identifying and testing strategies to improve the use of research evidence (URE) in policy and practice decisions that affect young…
Descriptors: Evidence, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Research Utilization