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ᅟ KT plan and analytical grid

From: Do knowledge translation (KT) plans help to structure KT practices?

KT plan development: analytical grid
Dimension 1: Analysis of the context and of users’ needs
Criterion A (Predominantly) B (Moderately) C (Hardly or not at all)
 Identification of the problem or the need for knowledge The problem or the need for knowledge that led to the KT process was verified among knowledge users The problem or the need for knowledge was identified intuitively The problem or the need for knowledge was not identified
 KT Objectives The general KT objective is defined from the viewpoint of the mandate/project that it is intended to support The general KT objective is defined but not linked to the mandate/project that it is intended to support The general KT objective is not defined or specified
Specific objectives are defined for each of the knowledge users Specific objectives are defined for a few knowledge users Specific objectives are not defined based on knowledge users or are not specified
 KT Context KT opportunities and obstacles were analysed and mechanisms/solutions were identified KT opportunities and obstacles were analysed but the corresponding mechanisms/solutions have still not been or were not identified The plan does not include an analysis of the KT context
Dimension 2: Knowledge to be translated
Criterion A (Predominantly) B (Moderately) C (Hardly or not at all)
 Types of knowledge The KT process is based on the three main types of knowledge: research-based knowledge, tacit knowledge, and knowledge derived from data analysis The KT process is based on two of the three main types of knowledge The KT process is based on one main type of knowledge
 Fit with knowledge users’ needs The knowledge to be produced or translated fully satisfies the users’ need(s) for knowledge The knowledge to be produced or translated partially satisfies the users’ need(s) for knowledge The knowledge to be produced or translated does not satisfy the users’ need(s) for knowledge, or may do so but the needs are not explicitly identified in the plan
 Content adaptation Measures are planned to make the content clear, accessible and useful to the knowledge users There is an intention to make the content clear, accessible and useful to the knowledge users, but no measures are planned No effort has been made and there is no intention in the plan to make the content clear, accessible and useful to the knowledge users
Dimension 3: Knowledge users
Criterion A (Predominantly) B (Moderately) C (Hardly or not at all)
 Identification and prioritization of knowledge users The different knowledge users to be reached have been identified and classified by priority The different knowledge users to be reached have been identified but have not been classified by priority The different knowledge users to be reached have not been identified
 Knowledge about the knowledge users The preferences and characteristics of the knowledge users have been described in detail The preferences and characteristics of the knowledge users have been identified in a general way The preferences and characteristics of the knowledge users have not been identified
Dimension 4: KT partners
Criterion A (Predominantly) B (Moderately) C (Hardly or not at all)
 Key actors (individuals, groups, organizations and networks) to be involved All actors concerned by the KT process, (partners, intermediaries, potential opponents, etc.) have been identified and their roles defined The actors concerned by the process have been identified but their roles have not been defined The actors concerned by the process have not been identified
Dimension 5: KT strategies
Criterion A (Predominantly) B (Moderately) C (Hardly or not at all)
 Choice of KT strategies to be implemented The strategies selected are consistent with the objectives identified Most of the strategies selected are consistent with the objectives identified The strategies selected are hardly or not at all consistent with the objectives identified
 Multiple interventions The plan is based on multiple interventions that combine dissemination and uptake strategies The plan is based on multiple interventions that focus mainly on a single type of strategy (dissemination or uptake) The plan is not based on multiple interventions
 Implementation of the strategies The implementation stages for all the KT strategies are presented in detail and monitoring mechanisms are planned to ensure they are carried out The implementation stages for at least one KT strategy are presented in detail and monitoring mechanisms are planned to ensure it is carried out The implementation stages for the KT strategies and monitoring mechanisms are not presented in the plan
Dimension 6: Overall KT approach
Criterion A (Predominantly) B (Moderately) C (Hardly or not at all)
 Integrated KT approach The KT plan begins at the knowledge production stage and takes into account the needs and context of the knowledge users throughout the project The KT plan begins after the knowledge has been produced but takes into account the needs and the context of the knowledge users The KT plan begins after the knowledge has been produced and does not take into account the needs and context of the knowledge users
 End-of-grant approach The approach fosters ongoing interaction between researchers and users The approach fosters occasional interaction between researchers and users The approach hardly fosters or does not at all foster interaction between researchers and users
Dimension 7: KT evaluation
Criterion A (Predominantly) B (Moderately) C (Hardly or not at all)
 Evaluation of the KT process The plan calls for ongoing evaluation of the KT process and adjustments during implementation The plan calls for a few evaluation procedures (such as indicators) but the approach is not yet defined The plan does not include any evaluation of the KT process
Dimension 8: Resources
Criterion A (Predominantly) B (Moderately) C (Hardly or not at all)
 Feasibility (availability of human, physical and financial resources) Provision has been made for the necessary resources (funding, staff, material, time) to carry out the plan Provision has been made for resources to carry out the plan but they are deemed insufficient (e.g. their lack is identified as an obstacle in the context analysis) The resources required to carry out the plan are unavailable or not specified in the plan
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