Missing in action? The role of the knowledge mobilisation literature in developing knowledge mobilisation practices

Alison Powell, Huw Davies, Sandra Nutley

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    Abstract

    Despite a burgeoning literature and the development of new theories about knowledge mobilisation in the past 15 years, findings from this online survey in 2014 of over 100 research agencies (n=106; response rate 57%) show the challenges of making effective use of formal and informal learning. Many agencies rely on traditional knowledge ‘push’ activities; formal use of theoretical models and frameworks is patchy; and knowledge-sharing between agencies and the comprehensive evaluation of knowledge mobilisation programmes are limited. Closer links between research agencies, and between these and knowledge mobilisation researchers, could enhance future knowledge mobilisation practice and theory.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)201-223
    Number of pages23
    JournalEvidence & Policy
    Volume13
    Issue number2
    Early online date22 Jan 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2017

    Keywords

    • Knowledge mobilisation
    • Evidence-based policy
    • Evidence-based practice
    • Research intermediation

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