Are you wanting to increase your knowledge about how to do Implementation Research? Well, there are 2 excellent resources available to help you out.
1. Implementation Research in Health: A Practical Guide David H. Peters, Nhan T. Tran, Taghreed Adam Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research and WHO, 2013
2. Implementation Research : A Synthesis of the Literature, Fixsen, D. L., Naoom, S. F., Blase, K. A., Friedman, R. M. and Wallace, F University of South Florida, 2005
Over the past decade, the science related to developing and identifying “evidence-based practices and programs” has improved- however the science related to implementing these programs with fidelity and good outcomes for consumers lag far behind. To this end, our intent is to describe the current state of the science of implementation, and identify what it will take to transmit innovative programs and practices to mental health, social services, juvenile justice, education, early childhood education, employment services, and substance abuse prevention and treatment. This monograph summarizes findings from the review of the research literature on implementation and proposes frameworks for understanding effective implementation processes. The results of this literature review and synthesis confirm that systematic implementation practices are essential to any national attempt to use the products of science – such as evidence-based programs – to improve the lives of its citizens.
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I would like to add another valuable resource for implementation research. It is the Implementation Research Toolkit, which was designed to help people learn a standard process that would lead to results that could be compared across regions and countries. It is designed to help identify system bottlenecks and the stakeholders to be involved, formulate appropriate research questions, conduct the research and develop a plan for implementing the study results.
TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, led this project. Over 200 researchers, academics, disease control programme managers, policy-makers, health administrators, communication scientists and journalists contributed to test and evaluate the toolkit. Major funding was provided by USAID, with additional support from the Implementation Research Platform at the World Health Organization.
Full information, including the toolkit, a facilitator’s guide, and a video are available free of charge here: http://www.who.int/tdr/publications/topics/ir-toolkit/en/
Who can use this toolkit?
- – Health care service providers
- – Programme staff
- – Researchers
- – Decision-makers
- – Finance and administration officers
- – Media
Learn how to:
- – Identify barriers to implementation and formulate the research question
- – Make your case for funding
- – Set up a study design and appropriate methodologies
- – Plan the project (budget, personnel, timelines, monitoring and evaluation)
- – Collect, analyse and present research information
- – Develop a dissemination plan
- – Monitor and evaluate your research project