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In this classic introduction to framing, Lakoff argues that: "Frames are mental structures that shape the way we see the world. As a result they shape the goals we seek, the plans we make, the way we act, and what counts as a good or bad outcome of our actions.

Argues for the importance of differentiating between the initial adoption of research findings and long-term use, and suggests that focusing only on adoption is the single biggest impediment to achieving impact.

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Describes eight principles for implementation-oriented research:

These four brief videos provide an introduction to implementation of evidence-based practice, drawn from experience in children's mental health organisations and schools. They cover:

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Argues that the know-do gap arises because restrictions facing stakeholders are not taken into account. Identifies an iterative five-step heuristic for doing this:

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The Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net) website provides news and examples about influencing decision making as part of a much broader portfolio of activities.

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A new discipline – Integration and Implementation Sciences (I2S) – could provide a systematic way to allow people to effectively mix-and-match concepts and methods from systems thinking, inter- and trans-disciplinarity, implementation science, team science, complexity science and other approaches to more effectively

Three guides have been developed to share collective knowledge on how funders, researchers, and wider research partners can work together for better outcomes to address pressing societal challenges.

This open-access book provides "practical guidance on how to conduct interdisciplinary research effectively with multi-member teams operating across departments and institutions." Chapters are:

Ten aspects of interdisciplinary research are covered, with the guides providing easy access to best practices for a) developing, reviewing, funding and evaluating proposals, b) supervising PhDs, as well as c) various aspects of research management.

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