Overviews and Syntheses

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  • Coburn, C. E., Honig, M. I., & Stein, M. K. What's the evidence on districts' use of evidence?. In J. D. Bransford, D. J. Stipek, N. J. Vye, L. M. Gomez & D. Lam (Eds.), The role of research in educational improvement (pp. 67-87). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

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  • Contandriopoulos, D., Lemire, M., Denis, J.-L., & Tremblay, E. Knowledge exchange processes in organizations and policy arenas: A narrative systematic review of the literature. The Milbank Quarterly, 88(4), 444-483.

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  • Johnson, K., Greenseid, L. O., Toal, S. A., King, J. A., Lawrenz, F., & Volkov, B. Research on evaluation use: A review of the empirical literature from 1986 to 2005. American Journal of Evaluation, 30(3), 377-410.

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  • Tseng, V. The uses of research evidence in policy and practice. Social Policy Report, 26 (2), 1-16

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  • National Research Council. Using science as evidence in public policy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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Individual Differences and Research Use

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  • Amara, N., Ouimet, M., & Landry, R. New evidence on instrumental, conceptual, and symbolic utilization of university research in government agencies. Science Communication, 26 (1), 75-106. Behind Paywall

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  • Squires, J. E., Estabrooks, C. A., Gustavsson, P., & Wallin, L. Individual determinants of research utilization by nurses: a systematic review update. Implementation Science, 6 (1), 1-20.

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Organizational Processes of Research Use

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  • Asen, R. "The research says": Definitions and uses of a key policy term in federal law and local school board deliberations. Argumentation and Advocacy, 47, 195-213. Behind Paywall

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  • Coburn, C. E. Partnership for District Reform: The challenges of evidence use in a major urban district. Research and practice in education: Building alliances, bridging the divide (pp. 167-182). New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. (Requires purchase of book).

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Research-Practice Partnerships

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  • Coburn, C. E., Penuel, W. R., & Geil, K. Research-practice partnerships at the district level: A new strategy for leveraging research for educational improvement. Berkeley, CA and Boulder, CO: University of California and University of Colorado.

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  • López Turley, R.N. & Stevens, C. (2015). Lessons From a School District–University Research Partnership: The Houston Education Research Consortium. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 37(1), 6S– 15S. Behind Paywall

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  • Dynarski, SM, & Berends, M (2015). Introduction to Special Issue. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 37(1), 3S– 5S. Behind Paywall

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  • Conaway, C., Keesler, V., & Schwartz, N. (2015). What Research Do State Education Agencies Really Need? The Promise and Limitations of State Longitudinal Data Systems. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 37(1), 16S– 28S. Behind Paywall

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  • Nelson, I., London, R., & Strobel, K. (2015). Reinventing the Role of the University Researcher. Educational Researcher, 44(1), 17–26. Behind Paywall

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  • Stringfield, S. The Journal of Education for Students Placed At Risk Turns 20. Journal of Education for Students Placed At Risk, 20: 1–3

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  • Johnson, R., Severance, S., Penuel, W.R., & Leary, H. Teachers, tasks, and tensions: Lessons from a research–practice partnership. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10857-015-9338-3

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  • Coburn, C.E. & Penuel, W.R. Research–practice partnerships in education: Outcomes, dynamics, and open questions. Educational Researcher. Advance online publication. doi: 10.3102/0013189X16631750 Behind Paywall

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  • Biag, M., Gerstein, A., Fehrer, K.C., Sanchez, M, and Sipes, L. (2016). Data use and Inquiry in Research-Practice Partnerships: Four Case Examples. Biag, M., Gerstein, A., Fehrer, K.C., Sanchez, M, and Sipes, L. (2016). Data Use and Inquiry in Research-Practice Partnerships: Four Case Examples. Stanford, CA: John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities.

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  • Wentworth, L., Carranza, R., & Stipek, D. (2016). A university and district partnership closes the research-to-classroom gap. Phi Delta Kappan, 97(8), 66-69.

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We see this as an opportunity to contribute to the national discussion of research use.

Cynthia Coburn