Practitioner Use of Research Review - Full Technical Report
REPORT OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTITIONER USE OF RESEARCH REVIEW: Practitioner engagement in and/or with research
This is a technical report of a systematic research review that focuses on how practitioners engage in and/or with research to inform and develop their practice. The overall question for the review is: What are the links between practitioner engagement in and/or with research and learner (student/patient/client) outcomes? Given the broad nature of this question, the review group developed a number of sub questions to help scaffold the analysis of the studies included in the review. The answers to our sub questions have in turn helped us to flesh out and illustrate the answers to our overall review question. Our sub questions are:
1. What are the obstacles to practitioner engagement in and/or with research?
2. What forms of support are required to help practitioners overcome such obstacles?
3. What is the range of approaches to practitioner engagement with research findings?
4. What is the range of approaches to practitioner engagement in research?
5. What are the similarities and differences between practitioner engagement with the research of others and in their own research?
6. How do practitioners apply research within the contexts of their existing standards and practices?
7. Are there identifiable differences in engagement in and/or with research when client/learner relationships with practitioners are one-to-one or one-to-many?