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M Danaei, Ma Hosseini, B Habibkhoda, M Falahi, F Shokooh,
Volume 2, Issue 3 (2-2010)
Abstract

  Background and objective : Nowadays universities are expected to be accountable for needs of their societies. Knowledge transfer (KT) will address this through exchange of the knowledge between universities and other organizations and public sector. KT seeks to ensure sharing of knowledge between universities as the creators of knowledge and the wider community as recipient of that knowledge. Translation of research findings to the language of audiences and stakeholders constitute a fundamental part of knowledge transfer. The purpose of this research was to study the status of knowledge translation and identifying its influencing factors in the University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation in Iran.

  Materials and methods: This descriptive study was a performance evaluation with all research staff of the university as its subject population. A sample of 40 faculties with convenience sampling was selected and participated in this study. Research tool was a questionnaire originally developed by KT committee of another university (TUMS) that was modified for this study and its validity and reliability was reassessed (alpha =94%). 47% of participants were female, 50% holding a PhD, 68% faculty members, 53% having more than ten years job experience, 85% having a research experience and more than 70% were connected to organizations other than their own.

  Results: Findings showed that mean score of items related to users need assessment and translation of it in to a research project was 2.78.Mean score of items related to the production of reliable evidence for decision-making was 2.87.Mean score of items regarding application of research findings by the end users was 2.62 and the total mean was 2.75. There was no significant difference in KT regarding sex, job and research experience.

  Conclusion: Results suggest that overall knowledge translation status in this university has been moderate, being lower than the expected level. Therefore, the appropriate transfer of research findings must be promoted through strategies that eliminate obstacles and encourage researchers to produce and translate research information available and accessible to stakeholders for use in practice, planning & policy-making.


Mohamad Hasan Lotfi, Saeede Zare, Shokooh Fazel Pur, Mahdiye Abuyi, Batul Ghane, Javad Vatani,
Volume 4, Issue 7 (2-2012)
Abstract

Abstract Background and Objective: Planning for Isargaran children's educational progress in universities is such of Holy Islamic Republic of Iran's long-term goals, up with train commitment & specialist persons, taken a high step in achieving the lofty goals of Islamic Revolution.Educational progress, means steps taken to increase student learning, particularly by teachers' guidance and counseling.. In this way, determine the role of advisor masters in shahed & Isargar students's educational progress of shahid sadoughi university of medical science is the main objective of this research. Material and Methods: This historical cohort study was done on one hundred- five (63 girls & 42 boys) shahed & Isargar students (2002 onward). Passing at least three semesters of before or after running of tutor plan in Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences was the only inclusion criterion in the study. Research instrument was a pre-tested questionnaire by which demographic and educational data were collected. Descriptive statistics was used for analysis and interpretation of data. Results: In general, an increase of 0.73 was observed in the mean difference before & after the plan. This was statistically significant (P<.05). Mean difference seen between girls & boys was not statistically significant. Also mean difference between native & non native students was not significant. However, the mean difference before & after the plan along the strata of sex, residence and field of study was statistically significant. Conclusion: The results of this study showed that tutor plan in the university was successful and there was no difference was there between boys & girls.

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