Create a dissemination plan for all studies and for grants. This is all the examples I can think of….
- Develop a budget that supports dissemination efforts (This may include translation, printing, mailing and/or community forum costs).
- Develop a timeline for dissemination efforts. Long-term studies can do annual updates to key stakeholders such as study participants, tutor, peers, department, school, community, students and parents).
- Collaboration in dissemination builds a positive research forum e.g study participants and community representatives.
- Make research results accessible to various audiences through ICT strategies e.g. blogs and internet sites, research portfolio, Newsletter.
1. Disseminate research progress and findings to study participants.
- Make dissemination accessible paying attention to language and literacy needs of audience as was done during the outreach/recruitment study phase.
- Ask study participants how they would like to be informed of findings.
- Use multiple methods to disseminate findings to study participants including Q& A forums, newsletters and websites.
- Disseminate positive, negative and null results.
2. Disseminate research progress and findings to agencies and service providers.
- Prioritize dissemination of results for agencies that assisted with recruitment and/or serve the target population.
- Emphasize the practical implications of results and how it informs practice
3. Disseminate findings to Professionals/Peers
- Write articles about the study in newsletters or websites frequently used by service providers.
- Provide network meetings and DM to raise the profile of results and importance of Practitioner Enquiry to teaching practice.
4. Disseminate research findings to community.
- Use dissemination venues appropriate to the targeted community.
- Disseminate research findings to policymakers (GTCS/SWA/RCS)
- Identify potential policy impacts.