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pdf.png Making sense of implementation theories, models and frameworks 2015 HOT

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This article proposes five categories of theoretical approaches to achieve three overarching aims. These categories are not always recognized as separate types of approaches in the literature. While there is overlap between  some of the theories, models and frameworks, awareness of the differences is important to facilitate the selection of relevant  approaches. Most determinant frameworks provide limited “how-to” support for carrying out implementation endeavours since the determinants usually are too generic to provide sufficient detail for guiding an implementation process. And while the relevance of addressing barriers and enablers to translating research into practice is mentioned in many process models, these models do not identify or systematically structure specific determinants associated with implementation success. Furthermore, process models recognize a temporal sequence of implementation endeavours, whereas determinant frameworks do not explicitly take a process perspective of implementation.



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pdf.png Implementation Research in Mental Health Services: an Emerging Science with Conceptual, Methodological, and Training challenges 2009

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One of the most critical issues in mental health services research is the gap between what is known about effective treatment and what is provided to consumers in routine care. Concerted efforts are required to advance  implementation science and produce skilled implementation researchers. This paper seeks to advance implementation science in mental health services by over viewing the emergence of implementation as an issue for research, by addressing key issues of language and conceptualization, by presenting a heuristic skeleton model for the study of implementation processes, and by identifying the implications for research and training in this emerging field.



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pdf.png When and how to develop an impact-oriented monitoring and evaluation system 2016 HOT

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This guidance note focuses on:
• what an impact-oriented monitoring and evaluation system entails
• why an organisation may want to establish such a system
• when integrating an impact-orientation into an monitoring and evaluation system is most useful 
• what should be considered in developing the monitoring and evaluation system, or in tweaking an existing system, to become more impact-focused.



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pdf.png A Holistic Approach to Evaluating Research 2016 HOT

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This report describes, in brief, the rationale behind the development of this new approach to evaluating research quality. It then discusses in some detail the assessment instrument itself, followed by a section on lessons learned from the first effort to implement it in the External Reviews. In conclusion, the report reflects on potential uses of the instrument as well as ideas for its further refinement.


What is discussed here is the inaugural version of the RQ+ Assessment Framework. It is currently undergoing revision and adaptation by IDRC for its own specific circumstances and uses. Readers – both funders of research and researchers engaged in evaluating research quality – are encouraged to treat this Framework as a dynamic, evolving tool that they can adapt and modify for their specific purposes.



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