Title

Organizational and Individual Factors in Bringing Research to Practice: What We Know, Where We Need to Go

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2005

Abstract

In this commentary, we examine the articles in this special issue in terms of a continuum of research to practice strategies currently used in school psychology. On one end of the continuum is the publish and hope approach, and at the other end is the change the organization to fit the innovation approach. We present the concept of innovation implementation as central to research to practice issues, and we review literature about organizational and individual factors that affect the success of innovation implementation. A new research-to-practice approach in which there is a dynamic, ongoing alliance between researchers and practitioners is suggested. Implications for researchers, practitioners, trainers, and professional organizations are described.

Publication Title

Psychology in the Schools

Volume

42

Issue

5

First Page

569

Last Page

576

Comments

This article was published in Psychology in the Schools Special Issue, Volume 42, Issue 5, May 2005, Pages 569-576.

The published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pits.20092

Copyright © 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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