KT Update

An e-newsletter from the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Vol. 2, No. 3 - February 2014


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KT Update was developed by the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) through grant #H133A120012 to SEDL from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) in the US Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government.

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KTDRR's Online Conference Archives Available

"KT Measurement: Concepts, Strategies and Tools" took place online, from Oct. 29 - 31, 2013. Almost 200 individuals, including 117 NIDILRR grantees, participated. The online format allowed more participants than an in-person conference, and over 80% of those who evaluated the conference endorsed the online platform. We appreciate the collaboration of a number of grantee representatives who logged on to present or discuss KT measurement issues in their projects, and the collaboration of several KT theorists and practitioners from the US, Canada, and the UK.

Archived recordings of the conference sessions are now available for review, along with copies of presentation slides and handouts: Archive of Conference Materials and Recordings

Planning is underway for the next KT Conference to be held in October, 2014.

Knowledge Translation Casebook

SEDL's Center on KTDRR is developing a KT Casebook to highlight what NIDILRR grantees are doing in the area of knowledge translation. Some 20 grantees responded to a letter requesting input for the Casebook. All NIDILRR grantees share a goal “to promote the generation and effective use of knowledge in areas of importance to individuals with disabilities and their families” (NIDILRR Long-Range Plan for 2013-2017). Grantee contributions to the KT Casebook will help advance our knowledge about KT activities working within the parameters of a NIDILRR grant activity.

Coming Soon! A new online workshop from the Center on KTDRR

“Tips of the Trade: Developing High Quality Research Syntheses”

Research synthesis is a practical approach to aggregate qualitative research data. It can also be applied when data from a review of studies are not appropriate for meta-analysis. Dr. Chad Nye and Dr. Oliver Wendt share techniques for producing the highest quality research syntheses to support evidence-based decisions in disability and rehabilitation-related fields. The online workshop will include audio recordings and presentation materials from an in-person workshop held last year.

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