Knowledge Brokerage 

Knowledge brokerage is typically understood as the facilitation of connections between individuals or organizations that wish to use or apply knowledge and other individuals or organizations that have the required knowledge or resources. This is often considered as being an activity that is conducted independent of knowledge generation, or primary research. However, knowledge brokerage can be broadly conceived as involving the facilitation of strategic connections between individuals and organizations as well as the generation of new knowledge as a part, or product of, that process.


Research in its "purest" form is the investigation of phenomena for the sake of making a unique contribution to knowledge. However, contemporary research is often targeted toward applications that attempt to meet needs of individuals, organizations, or society more broadly. Social research is of particular interest to organizations because it involves the interactions of people and businesses, government, legal institutions, policy, and the economy. Social research approaches typically include the use of statistics in the analysis of poll or survey data, social network data (connections between people and things), or qualitative data such as those generated from interviews and focus groups.

Program Evaluation

Program evaluation is often distinguished from research because it does not aim at contributing to a disciplinary body of knowledge, but aims to assess a state of affairs and make recommendations for growth or improvement. Program evaluation often involves social research methods to collect data and transform it into actionable knowledge that can improve or grow organizational practices.

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