The ever-increasing volume of research in various subject areas has become an invaluable source of information in developing and implementing sound, cost-effective policies and practices. To utilize this information, it is necessary to develop and reliably employ scientifically rigorous and transparency-assuring knowledge synthesis methods to determine whether it is credible, and potentially difference-making.
One leading method is basic knowledge management. While it is at the heart of the “evidence-based healthcare” movement, it is essentially generic and can be applied in education, business and public sector organizations.
In this workshop, participants will explore the elements critical to conceiving, planning and conducting high quality knowledge synthesis, with examples drawn from health and social sciences as well as from work-based scenarios submitted by attendees.