Promoting knowledge application in the social sciences



Little is known about the process and effects of the transfer of research-based knowledge in the field of social intervention.

The Équipe de recherche sur la valorisation et le transfert de connaissances dans le domaine social (Research Team on Knowledge Valorization and Transfer in the Social Sector), directed by Christian Dagenais from Université de Montréal, is currently developing a series of studies on knowledge valorization and transfer in education and community health, in order to identify the most promising strategies. This research team brings together researchers from the fields of education, community health, sociology, psychology, psychoeducation, administration and political science from various Quebec universities, making it the first multidisciplinary research group in Quebec dedicated to this subject.

The study projects examine knowledge valorization and transfer from two angles. First, their direct effects on practices and the decision making process, as well as their indirect effects on the well-being of social intervention recipients and, more generally, the population as a whole, are evaluated. Secondly, the researchers examine the various processes used for knowledge valorization and transfer (strategy, context, facilitating conditions and obstacles), in view of explaining the nature and amplitude of their impact.

The team's ultimate goal is to contribute to the development and application of more effective strategies for knowledge valorization and transfer in decision-making and intervention within the social sector.

Team

Équipe de recherche sur la valorisation et le transfert de connaissances dans le domaine social

Director

Christian Dagenais, Université de Montréal

Regular members

  • Emmanuelle Bédard, Université du Québec à Rimouski
  • Réjean Landry, Université Laval
  • Robert Parent, Université Sherbrooke