To ensure that my research is relevant and findings are utilized by target audiences I have employed the following knowledge mobilization strategies: Integrated Knowledge Translation, Knowledge to Action for which we provide the Building Trust example and its downloadable resources; Photovoice; the World Café method; and various strategies that influence policy and practice.
Building Trust is a research and knowledge mobilization project funded by the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada’s Research Program.
Integrated knowledge translation entails collaboration between researchers and decision-makers from inception through completion to enhance the relevance and use of research. Almost all of my research has proceeded in this manner.
Photovoice is both a data collection strategy and a knowledge mobilization tool.
The World Café method is “a simple, effective, and flexible format for hosting large group dialogue.”
As a community-based researcher the goal of my inquiries is to effect change that ultimately contributes to the creation of a more equitable system of health and social care, be it in policy or practice.