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Engaged scholarship and research impact: integrating the doing and using of research in practice

McCormack, Brendan (2011) Engaged scholarship and research impact: integrating the doing and using of research in practice. Journal of Research in Nursing, 16 (2). pp. 111-127. [Journal article]

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URL: http://jrn.sagepub.com/content/16/2.toc

DOI: 10.1177/1744987110393419


Demonstrating impact from research has always been a key consideration in the knowledge production business. However, it can be argued that the models and frameworks available for enabling such impact to be demonstrated are poorly developed. Those that do exist are predominantly derived from a linear uni-dimensional perspective of the knowledge flow from the academy to practice. Little sustained attention has been given to the development of models and ways of working that go beyond traditional approaches to impact monitoring through impact factors and citation indices. Engaged scholarship offers a framework that has as an explicit intention, the creation of connections between researchers/universities and practitioners/health care providers.In this paper a model is offered derived from the theory of ‘engaged scholarship’. The principles of engaged scholarship will be outlined, as well as an articulation of engagedscholarship as an approach to the co-production of knowledge. An example of a practicedevelopment and evaluation study will be offered that is consistent with the principles ofengaged scholarship. The need for a strategic approach to the development of engagedscholarship will be highlighted, as well as the need for sustained partnerships between theacademy and practice.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Person-centred Practice Research Centre
ID Code:17481
Deposited By: Mrs Julie Cummins
Deposited On:16 Mar 2011 14:44
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 10:11

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