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Identifying priorities in knowledge translation from the perspective of trainees: results from an online survey

Overview of attention for article published in Implementation Science, June 2015
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Identifying priorities in knowledge translation from the perspective of trainees: results from an online survey
Published in
Implementation Science, June 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13012-015-0282-5
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Kristine Newman, Dwayne Van Eerd, Byron J. Powell, Robin Urquhart, Evelyn Cornelissen, Vivian Chan, Shalini Lal


The need to identify priorities to help shape future directions for research and practice increases as the knowledge translation (KT) field advances. Since many KT trainees are developing their research programs, understanding their concerns and KT research and practice priorities is important to supporting the development and advancement of KT as a field. Our purpose was to identify research and practice priorities in the KT field from the perspectives of KT researcher/practitioner trainees. Survey response rate was 62 % (44/71). Participants were mostly Canadian graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, residents, and learners from various disciplines; the majority was from Ontario (44 %) and Quebec (20 %). Seven percent (5/71) were from other countries including USA, UK, and Switzerland. Seven main KT priority themes were identified: determining the effectiveness of KT strategies, technology use, increased key stakeholder involvement, context, theory, expand ways of inquiry, and sustainability. Overall, the priorities identified by the trainees correspond with KT literature and with KT experts' views. The trainees appeared to push the boundaries of current KT literature with respect to creative use of communication technologies research.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 55 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 19%
Researcher 9 16%
Other 6 11%
Librarian 5 9%
Professor 5 9%
Other 12 21%
Unknown 9 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 14%
Social Sciences 7 12%
Unspecified 6 11%
Psychology 4 7%
Other 8 14%
Unknown 9 16%

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