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** involve key people and stakeholders throughout all stages of the process if possible
** consider the culture of the population/organization who you are reaching out to
** make use of already existing partnerships or natural go-betweens to help deliver information
Who will you reach? Who will benefit from this information?
- other researchers, service providers, consumers, organizations/associations, public, media, decision/policy makers, industry leaders, research funders, special interest groups
What characteristics are most important in the audience when it comes to sharing knowledge with them?
- education level, expertise, time availability, readiness for change, organizational priorities
Who will share the knowledge?
- an individual, group, organization
-credible, trustworthy, professional, appropriate
** different messages for different audiences
** messages may emerge as the process unfolds
** consider what is feasible given time and resources
** be sensitive to the implication your message may have
What is the key message? What information do you want to share?
What do you want to accomplish by sharing this knowledge?
** different approaches for different audiences
** the options are endless – be creative
** use your strengths and existing assets and connections
** share message repeatedly using a variety of ways
How will you share the message/knowledge? What strategies will you use?
What opportunities exist for sharing this knowledge?
-ask stakeholders and colleagues for suggestions
** traditional dissemination, such as academic publications, and conference presentations, is a passive form of sharing. It may be easier to reach a broad audience, but it is less effective.
** use methods that encourage exchange of ideas/knowledge
Ideally Knowledge Mobilization should be integrated into the entire process- through collaboration between researchers and research users.
- setting the research questions, deciding on methodology, collecting data, interpretation and dissemination of findings
Know your barriers- What obstacles might you face?
Evaluate– Have you reached your audience? Have you met your objectives?
- policy/procedures of organization, sensitivity to the subject being studied, participation, etc.
Revise, try again or try something new if needed.