Assessing Empirical Evidence for KTE Readiness

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Date: Originally aired on September 27, 2016       

About the Webcast:

This webcast outlines a newly created tool to help individuals interested in knowledge translation & exchange (KTE)--e.g., researchers, knowledge brokers, and others--to assess created research for KTE potential. Not all knowledge is born equal; it exists on a continuum of readiness for use. Thus, even though knowledge may exist to address an identified problem, it may not yet be ready for use. The purpose of the End of Grant Readiness Tool is to help you determine how ‘ready’ your knowledge might be, and the corresponding KTE activities that may be relevant.

This tool is designed for empirical, end-of-grant KT activities. That is to say, some research has been conducted (either by you or an outside source), and now you want to know what you can/should do with that knowledge. The tool consists of two major sections: (1) an assessment of the quality and strength of the evidence supporting the knowledge and (b) an assessment of the significance of the knowledge to stakeholders and end-users. Each section is scored, based on criteria, and the final score is used to help guide decisions about KT activities based on three broad categories of ‘readiness.’ There are no CRC-CEUs available for this webcast.


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About the Presenter:

Dr. Travis Sztainert is a Knowledge Broker, Content Specialist at Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO), a ministry-funded organization with a knowledge translation mandate. Travis has over 10 years of experience in the gambling field, studying the antecedents and consequences of problem gambling at Carleton University, where he received his PhD in psychology. During his time at Carleton, Travis developed a keen interest in KTE--developing and teaching a graduate level course on the subject, and publishing a KTE guide for researchers. Travis aims to provide research expertise and capacity, provide advice in KTE to stakeholder groups, and develop syntheses of knowledge evidence, literature, tools and resources for GREO.