NCDDR Update: An e-bulletin of The National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research. SEDL, Advancing Research, Improving Education: Funded by the U.S. Department of Education
September 2011

NEW RESOURCES


New Focus Technical Brief - External Validity in Research on Rehabilitative Interventions: Issues for Knowledge Translation
  • FOCUS: Technical Brief No. 33
    External Validity in Research on Rehabilitative Interventions: Issues for Knowledge Translation
    Marcel P. J. M. Dijkers

    This issue of FOCUS discusses external validity in rehabilitation research. A checklist of external validity items is provided to help researchers write research reports that include all the information practitioners need when they see a new or revised treatment described that they think of adopting. The reporting researcher should help them answer the question "How far can we generalize this finding - is it applicable to other clients/patients, with different characteristics, in dissimilar settings treated by other clinicians?"

    Read More: http://www.ncddr.org/kt/products/focus/focus33
    Download PDF file, FOCUS 33

New Focus Technical Brief - Knowledge Value Mapping of National Organizations: A Knowledge Translation Strategy to Efficiently Communicate Research-Based Knowledge to Multiple Stakeholder Audiences
  • FOCUS: Technical Brief No. 32
    Knowledge Value Mapping of National Organizations:
    A Knowledge Translation Strategy to Efficiently Communicate Research-Based Knowledge to Multiple Stakeholder Audiences

    Joseph P. Lane & Juan D. Rogers

    This issue, developed in collaboration with the Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer (KT4TT), describes the results from a series of comparative case studies exploring how selected national organizations, representing different stakeholder groups, can play an important role in communicating new research findings to diverse audiences.

    Read More: http://www.ncddr.org/kt/products/focus/focus32
    Download PDF file, FOCUS 32

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  • Guidelines for Assessing the Quality and Applicability of Systematic Reviews

    The Guidelines for Assessing the Quality and Applicability of Systematic Reviews are available for your use. Development of these Guidelines was a project of the Task Force on Systematic Reviews and Guidelines. Initial drafts were presented by the Task Force at the NARRTC and ACRM conferences in 2010, and a final version is now available. Members of the Task Force will present a full-day pre-conference symposium on October 12, 2011 as part of the 2011 ACRM Annual Conference in Atlanta.

    For a copy of the Guidelines, go to: www.ktdrr.org/ktlibrary/articles_pubs/ncddrwork/aqasr/index.html

NCDDR Update was produced by the National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR) under grant H133A060028 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS).

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