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Examines the link between relevance and bias. Specifically examines this link for research on peace-building and post-conflict development, arguing that research must be coupled with action to shift power balances.

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Some say the scholar-practitioner form of knowledge creation started with Kurt Lewin in the 1950’s. Others contend that it is the most natural form of knowledge creation practiced by people throughout time. This 30 minute video introduces the basic tenets of action research.

ADOPT (Adoption and Diffusion Outcome Prediction Tool) has been designed to increase understanding of factors influencing adoption of non-contentious mainstream agricultural innovations in developed countries.

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Implementation science is based on observations and evidence accumulated since the 1960s. Even at this early stage, it is becoming clear there is a continuum of research, evaluation, and theorizing. One end of the continuum is marked by basic research and the other by applied research.

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This tool provides a process for describing and further assessing propositions, which are proposals on best practice that have a solid evidence base but remain contested.

"Each article in this series presents a proposed tool that can be used by those involved in finding and using research evidence to support evidence informed health policymaking. The series addresses four broad areas: 1. Supporting evidence informed policymaking; 2.

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GRADE stands for ‘Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation’. It was developed for health systems interventions. The GRADE approach separates two issues: 'the quality of the evidence and the strength of recommendations.

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This toolbook presents more than 120 techniques aimed at achieving change, many of which are useful in a research integration and implementation context. There are three major sections covering personal, team and larger systems change. Some tools are able to be used for more than one type of change.

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Zeynep Tufekci addressing the topic “online social change: easy to organize, hard to win” points out “a network of tweets can unleash a global awareness campaign, but the outcomes are not proportional to the size and energy they inspire”.

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Developing close working relationships between policing and academic organisations requires increased understanding of what is important to each organisation and how to build an effective collaboration.

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