How to Evaluate Research Uptake Efforts
There is scant evidence on the effectiveness of research uptake tools. Some of the existing evidence:
- Eval-Health – Developing and testing of new methodologies to monitor and evaluate health related EU-Funded interventions in cooperation partner countries (EVAL-HEALTH)
- KTPE study – Evaluating knowledge-translation platforms in low- and middle-income countries.
- Article: Glasgow, R.E., et al. 1999. Evaluating the Public Health Impact of Health Promotion Interventions: The RE-AIM Framework. American Journal of Public Health. 89(9):1322-1327.
- Article: Proctor, E., et al. 2011. Outcomes for Implementation Research: Conceptual Distinctions, Measurement Challenges, and Research Agenda. Administration and Policy in Mental Health. 38(2): 65-76.
- Article: Palinkas, L.A., et al. 2016. Measuring use of research evidence: The structured interview for evidence use. Research on Social Work Practice. 26(5): 550-64.
Some thinking about addressing the complexity of impact contribution:
- Article: Befani, B., and Stedman-Bryce, G. 2016. Process Tracing and Bayesian updating for impact evaluation. Evaluation. DOI: 10.1177/1356389016654584.
- Article: Befani, B. et al. 2016. Clearing the fog: new tools for improving the credibility of impact claims. IIED Briefing.