Issue 5
December 2012

KTER Today: Putting Research to Work

An e-bulletin from the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research

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Earn 6 CRC-CEUs through 12-31-12 for KTER's Online Workshop:
Barriers and Supports for Research Use

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: An in-person workshop was held for grantees focusing on employment research. The presenters addressed how research findings are used in planning and decision making, and what new research is needed from an employer and policy perspective. The sessions were recorded and are now available as an online workshop.

April 17, 2013: Save the date! And, save the date!

Please join us for two workshops, morning and afternoon, on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Both SEDL-sponsored workshops will be held at the Alexandria Hilton Old Town, Alexandria, VA just prior to the NARRTC Conference (April 18-19, 2013.)

SEDL's Centeron Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) will host the morning workshop (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM) on Tips of the Trade: Developing High Quality Research Syntheses.

The KTER Center's updated workshop on Barriers and Supports for Research Use will take place from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. This interactive workshop will present results from KTER Center research activities, including strategies for overcoming obstacles and ways to promote the use of high quality research information to support employment of people with disabilities.


KTER's Online Course:
Knowledge Production Methods

Participants will learn the steps in the systematic review process as implemented by the Campbell and Cochrane Collaborations. There is no charge for the course, which is suitable for upper-level graduate students, post-docs, and early career researchers, as well as more experienced researchers interested in developing systematic reviews.

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Learn more from KTER:

  • Products: (Promising and Proven Practices in Employment; Technical Briefs 1, 2, and 3)
  • Webcasts: (What Counts? Latest Disability Statistics; Getting to Work after a TBI)
  • Coming in spring 2013:
    • Employment Practices Database
    • KT Strategies Database

KTER Center's Research Update

Data collection from professional staff in state vocational rehabilitation (VR) continues via our online survey. The survey addresses topics related to knowledge and use of evidence-based practice in VR. The sample currently consists of 535 VR staff, with 212 from one Southwest state, 140 from two Southern states, 111 from two Mid-Atlantic states and 72 from a Northern state. Research staff have published one technical brief based on early data from 3 states and are working on incorporating the new data into these analyses. Findings will be disseminated via conferences, publications and KTER's social media channels. They will also inform KTER's design of a research project that will test how best to promote the use of KTER's systematic review findings among state VR agencies and their staff.

The KTER Center is conducting two systematic reviews that follow the methods required for publication by the Campbell Collaboration (C2). The C2's Education Coordinating Group has accepted both titles and the protocols are well underway.

KTER Today was developed by the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) through grant #H133A100026 to SEDL from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in the US Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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