Step 3.6

Monitor and track quality of research process and results.

Primary findings

Secondary findings

Primary findings

Barriers

Organizations are limited with their capability to locate and process external knowledge, particularly when the innovation opportunities are well beyond their existing cognitive comfort zone.
Case study analysis
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Carriers

Heterogeneous knowledge among partners produces more new, novel ideas and radical progress than redundant areas of expertise.
Case study analysis
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Examining economic, cultural, policy, and innovative progress works to quantify research collaborations that are not commercial or technology based.
Findings of data analysis
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Methods

“Big Data” can be quantified in several ways: volume of databank; variety of data types; velocity of production; and veracity of the information’s’ predictability and reliability. 
Literature review and case study.
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Tips

“Direct interaction with users is critical for successful two-way flows of knowledge that give researchers an accurate understanding of the context of application and provide users with valuable knowledge whether symbolic, conceptual or instrumental.”
Findings of data analysis
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Researchers take a professional risk by leaving academia to work in the private sector. Using researchers as consultants provides more academic freedom and better positions them to return to or stay within academia, making collaboration a more attractive prospect.
Findings of data analysis
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Research execution: Face-to-face engagement with stakeholders and active participation in community-based activities can be effective KT strategies.
Applying integrated KT in Mental Health research.
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Secondary findings

Tips

When designing a knowledge translation communication strategy, researchers should consider how they will monitor progress, obtain feedback, and evaluate success.
Source: Yuan (2010); CRD (1994, 2009); Harmsworth (2001); Herie (2002); Lavis (2003); Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (2004); European Commission (2004); Carpenter (2005); Zarinpoush (2007). In: Wilson, P.M., Petticrew, M., Calnan, M. W. & Nazareth, I. (2010)