From evidence-based practice making to practice-based evidence making: creating communities of (research) and practice.

@article{McDonald2007FromEP,
  title={From evidence-based practice making to practice-based evidence making: creating communities of (research) and practice.},
  author={Paul Wesley McDonald and Sarah Viehbeck},
  journal={Health promotion practice},
  year={2007},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={140-4}
}
Models of research translation frequently emphasize independent roles for research producers and intended users. This article describes a novel approach for enhancing exchange between researchers and practitioners. The framework is based on Wenger's notion of Communities of Practice (CoP) where knowledge is regarded as a social enterprise at the center of member interactions. Research-based practices and policies emerge when research producers and users mutually engage one another about… CONTINUE READING
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