Janie Houle

Spring

L'utilisation de l'évaluation fondée sur la théorie du programme comme stratégie d'application des connaissances issues de la recherche

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3-32

Research on knowledge application and program theory-driven evaluation are two types of activity associated with research which involve close collaboration between researchers-evaluators and stakeholders and also facilitate maximal use of research results. In this article, first we succinctly present theoretical models of knowledge application emphasizing the conceptual bases and strategic elements common to both approaches. Specifically we examine the crucial role of tacit knowledge and distinguish between the individual and organizational levels in the utilization of knowledge generated by research and evaluation. We examine and discuss the advantages of program theory-driven evaluation as a knowledge application strategy. We suggest that conceptual developments in the field of knowledge application research can also contribute to the advancement of program evaluation.

Comparaison de trois stratégies de travail en réseau afin de favoriser l’application des connaissances issues de la recherche

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33-60

In research as in practice, establishing strong teams is a recognized necessity and teams are increasingly large and dispersed. In the field of health care, the need for pluridisciplinarity is a further constraint in the organization of such teams or at least communication within them. Despite these difficulties, networking has emerged among groups of practitioners who share common objectives and try to fulfill their mission more effectively by developing, sharing, and applying knowledge targeted based on their fields of interest. This article is a critical analysis of three different networking experiences that all shared the common objective of application of knowledge through networking among practitioners: the suicide prevention practice community (CoP) of the Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide and Euthanasia (CRISE), the task force on suicide in prisons of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), and the international Francophone network for safety promotion and trauma prevention.

Special Issue

Guest Editors' Remarks: How Does Complexity Impact Evaluation? / Un mot des rédacteurs invités : En quoi la complexité a-t-elle des répercussions sur l’évaluation?

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v-xx

Discussion: Practice-Based Evaluation as a Response to Adress Intervention Complexity

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105-113