Title

Research Dissemination

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

Research dissemination is the purposeful communication of research, particularly the findings and implications of those findings to members of society who can use them. Dissemination is sometimes differentiated from diffusion when the latter term is reserved for spontaneous spread and use of research. Most writers on dissemination and diffusion talk about a purposeful process aimed at the spread and use of research. Utilization is another related term. Utilization is specifically focused on application and is more likely to be initiated at the user end, whereas dissemination is focused on knowledge acquisition and more likely is initiated at the researcher end. The two are obviously linked, with overlapping phases in their processes.

Comments

Encyclopedia entry.

ISBN

9780826133052

Publication

Encyclopedia of nursing research

Edition

4th ed.

Publisher

Springer Publishing Company


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