Knowledge Utilization and Policy Implementation (KUPI): A Five Year Research Program
July 2002 - 2007
Carole A. Estabrooks (PI), Rejean Landry, Harley Dickinson, Karen Golden-Biddle
Chuck Humphrey (UA Data Library), Namatie Traore (StatsCan)
Universities of Alberta, Saskatchewan, & Laval
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
The purpose of this research program was to develop theoretical foundations for knowledge utilization (KU) to enable relevant knowledge use by practitioners and decision-makers. It drew on four distinct disciplinary perspectives and applies multi-methods and multi-level analysis to existing datasets.
The research questions addressed were:
How do the determinants of KU vary across levels of decision-making?
How is KU accomplished in organizations?
How does KU shape policy implementation?
The program was designed in three sequential phases:
The products of this research program are:
Nursing Research Supplement (July/August 2007)
Graham, P. J., & Dickinson, H. D. (2007). Knowledge-system theory in society: Charting the growth of knowledge-system models over a decade, 1994–2003. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 58(14), 2372-2381
Knowledge Utilization Resource Guide (September 2004)
Humphrey, C.K., Estabrooks, C.A., Norris, J.R., Smith, J.E.& Hesketh, K.L. (2000, December). Archivist on board: Contributions to the research team. [18 paragraphs]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/ Forum: Qualitative Social Research [On-line Journal], 1(3). Available at: http://qualitative-research.net/fqs/fqs-eng.htm