Working papers I and II below describe the rationale and development of the Level of Knowledge Use Survey (LOKUS) instrument at the KT4TT center. A journal article based on the two papers was published by SAGE Open Medicine. The measure was developed to address a need of sponsors and investigators of Research and Development (R&D) projects who are expected to demonstrate impact of technology-related new knowledge outputs generated through their projects. It seeks to capture knowledge use across diverse and diffuse stakeholder types, and track the progress of uptake through awareness, interest, and use.
Measuring reach and uptake of new knowledge from technology innovations. Working Paper I: Need, context and concept, 2011, Vathsala I. Stone, Joseph P. Lane.
Measuring reach and uptake of new knowledge from technology innovations. Working Paper II: Creation and validation of the Level of Knowledge Use Survey (LOKUS) instrument, 2012, Vathsala I. Stone, Douglas J. Usiak, Michelle M. Lockett, Amanda R. Nobrega.
The LOKUS instrument was created in support of a series of advanced controlled studies exploring the relative effectiveness of three knowledge communication strategies: passive diffusion, active dissemination and tailored translation. A summary of the studies is published in a special edition of ATOB.
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