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Kmb for communications students 26 oct15

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This discussion of knowledge mobilization was presented to a 4th year communications studies class at Wilfrid Laurier University on Oct 26, 2015.

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Kmb for communications students 26 oct15

  1. 1. Knowledge Mobilization: Theory and Practice Shawna Reibling Knowledge Mobilization Officer sreibling@wlu.ca x4942 @MobilizeShawna @LaurierResearch
  2. 2. • What is it? • Roots • Models • Examples • Resources Outline
  3. 3. Knowledge mobilization definition 3 • The reciprocal and complementary flow and uptake of research knowledge between researchers, knowledge brokers and knowledge users —both within and beyond academia— in such a way that may benefit users and create positive impacts within Canada and/or internationally, and, ultimately, has the potential to enhance the profile, reach and impact of social sciences and humanities research. http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/definitions- eng.aspx#km-mc
  4. 4. It is a contested area http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/rspe/KM_Products/Terminology/index.html 4
  5. 5. Roots • Out of community based research (cbr) or CES • Out of university commercialization (uilo) • Relationship building • little “c” communications vs. Big “C” communications • Social networks research • Education research • Health Promotion/Public Health • Behaviour change 5
  6. 6. Why? • Community problems need answers • Spin offs not working • Relationship building • Small “c” communications • Explain phenomenon • Change health behaviours • Return on investment (ROI) for tax dollars • Government needs “wins” to justify expenditures 6
  7. 7. 7 Open Access • Journal articles must be available through Open Access within 12 months of publication. • How to do this: 1. Pay for it (list specifically how much it costs) 2. Choose open access journal. • What is a journal’s copyright policy? Here http://library.wlu.ca/services/scholarly-communication#tab- tri-council-tips
  8. 8. How? • “…knowledge mobilization in action must be understood to be a circulation of multiple meanings and responsibilities, in multiple directions—not just for diverse users, but also for the knowledge producers.” Fenwick, T. (2008). Considering ‘Knowledge Mobilization’ in Educational Research: What knowledge, what mobilities, what responsibilities? Educational Insights, 12(2). www.ccfi.educ.ubc.ca/publication/insights/v12n02/articles/fenwick/index.html • SSHRC: “moving knowledge into active service for the broadest possible common good”. SSHRC (2008b). Knowledge impact in society: A SSHRC transformation program. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Available: http://www.sshrc.ca/web/apply/program_descriptions/knowledge_impact_e.asp 8
  9. 9. 9 • Knowledge mobilization initiatives must address at least one of the following, as appropriate, depending on research area and project objectives, context, and target audience: • Within academia: – informs, advances and/or improves research agendas; theory; and/or methods. • Beyond academia: – Informs public debate; policies; and/or practice; – enhances/improves services; and/or – informs the decisions and/or processes of people in business, government, the media, practitioner communities and civil society. • http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/definitions-eng.aspx#km-mc Knowledge mobilization initiatives
  10. 10. 10 Models KTA Cycle, Graham, Logan, Harrison, Strauss, Tetroe, Caswell, Robinson, 2006. http://pram.mcgill.ca/seminars/i/Graham_2006_Lost_in_Knowledge_Translation.pdf
  11. 11. 11 Models Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet) (www.prevnet.ca), “co-produced pathway to impact” ( Phipps, et al 2015)
  12. 12. 12 Selected KMb Products • Face-to-Face Meetings • Reports • Focus groups • Toolkits • Models • Procedures • Website content • Online tool • Policy brief • Meeting • Video • Audio lecture • Community work • Advisory committee • Networking event • Tweets, blog • Dinner • Presentation • Panel presentation • Opinion piece • Interview (tv, radio, written) • One pager • Clear language summary • Journal publication, book, chapter • Open access publication • Conference presentation, keynote • Professional organization publication • Textbook • Testifying as an expert • Lay presentation • Webinar • Etc.
  13. 13. Knowledge mobilization PeopleResearch
  14. 14. 14 Audience
  15. 15. 15 University Research Office Example
  16. 16. • Partnership of twelve universities • Eight years old • Clear language summary writing template • Shared tools and advocacy 16 ResearchImpact.ca
  17. 17. Resources • Academic book: Nutley, Sandra M. (2007). Using evidence: how research can inform public services. Policy Press. ISBN 978- 1861346643. • Doctoral Thesis: Cooper, Amanda Queens University. “Research mediation by intermediary organizations is integral to knowledge mobilization” amandacooper.ca Bonus: graduate student resources • http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/ 17
  18. 18. More Resources • Case studies, SSHRC examples: Bennet, A and Bennet, D., With Katherine Fafard, Marc Fonda, Ted Lomond, Laurent Messier and Nicole Vaugeois. Knowledge Mobilization in the Social Sciences and Humanities: Moving from Research to Action, In cooperation with The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Accessed at: http://www.mountainquestinstitute.com/ knowledge_mobilization.htm • Mobilizer stories at: http://researchimpact.wordpress.com/category/meet-a-mobilizer/ 18
  19. 19. Knowledge mobilization orgs. • http://www.researchimpact.ca • http://www.knowledgemobilization.net Building a digital identity for engaging in social media: Dec. 11, 3-4:30pm, Arts1C17 19 Upcoming workshop

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