How a Networked Approach to Building Capacity in Knowledge Mobilization Supports Research Impact

International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership

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Title How a Networked Approach to Building Capacity in Knowledge Mobilization Supports Research Impact
 
Creator MacGregor, Stephen
Phipps, David
 
Subject Higher education
Knowledge mobilization; Research impact; Networks; Research institutions; Capacity building
 
Description Research impact is emerging as a common feature in national research systems. Knowledge mobilization (KMb) includes efforts undertaken to aid and accelerate research impact pathways by directing focus to processes that support impact. To date, researchers and universities have struggled to increase their capacity in KMb. This study explores the perceptions held by 16 leaders of Research Impact Canada, representing 14 networked universities, about the usefulness and use of networked learning to build institutional capacity in KMb. The analysis of data, which was collected using a mixed-methods survey design, highlights two overarching themes: 1) the contextual variability in how institutions engage in KMb work, and how practice-based subgroups can support the diverse KMb needs of different institutions; and 2) how capacity is developed through networked learning is distributed among individuals and groups within institutions, and how networked institutions need to be self-referential to the ways knowledge about KMb is sourced, validated, shared, interpreted, and employed.
 
Publisher IJEPL is a joint publication of PDK International, SFU, GMU, and UDel
 
Contributor Research Impact Canada
 
Date 2020-04-27
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

Mixed methods; survey
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/949
10.22230/ijepl.2020v16n6a949
 
Source International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership; Vol 16, No 6 (2020): How a Networked Approach to Building Capacity in Knowledge Mobilization Supports Research Impact
1555-5062
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/949/253
https://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/downloadSuppFile/949/229
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Stephen MacGregor, David Phipps
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
 

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