Collective enquiry and reflective action in research: towards a clarification of the terminology.

Show simple item record Goodyear-Smith, Felicity en 2018-10-15T03:19:12Z en 2017-06 en
dc.identifier.issn 0263-2136 en
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dc.description.abstract Moving from evidence-based medicine through knowledge translation into evidence-based practice presents many challenges. Implementation research requires collaboration of researchers and end users to adapt interventions in response to different contexts. Such research progresses iteratively in response to feedback, reflection and then action, using theory of change and interactive response to diversity. The proliferation of terminology used to describe this research genre requires development of a robust taxonomy to categorize overlapping concepts where engagement of end users in the research process is core. Co-design research redresses past power imbalances where typically research was conducted 'on' not 'with' populations. Ethics committees charged with protecting rights and autonomy of study participants need to recognize that in co-design, participants are not being 'done to' but are engaged and active partners in the study design, and hence relax their requirements for pre-specified study protocol and research documents. Determining which stakeholders should be involved, who can legitimately speak for a group, and how to ensure all have adequate input without being overburdened requires respectful ongoing negotiation. Ultimately, participant engagement is a philosophy not a methodology. Paradigm shift from linear strictly defined processes of traditional 'laboratory' research to dynamic approaches adaptive to changing contextual circumstances requires involvement and engagement of end users. This ensures that the evidence generated is relevant and applicable to intended populations, and facilitates sense of ownership in the new knowledge, maximizing its modification and utilization in diverse contexts. Implementing change in response to new information requires enthusiastic champions-none better than those involved in its creation. en
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dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Family practice en
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dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Biomedical Research en
dc.subject Research Design en
dc.subject Classification en
dc.subject Patient Participation en
dc.subject Evidence-Based Practice en
dc.subject Community-Based Participatory Research en
dc.title Collective enquiry and reflective action in research: towards a clarification of the terminology. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/fampra/cmw098 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 268 en
pubs.volume 34 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.identifier.pmid 27629568 en
pubs.end-page 271 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 541768 en Medical and Health Sciences en Population Health en Gen.Practice& Primary Hlthcare en
dc.identifier.eissn 1460-2229 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-09-16 en
pubs.dimensions-id 27629568 en

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