Introduction to Research Integration for Knowledge and Action course, Canberra

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29 Oct 2008 - 7:00pm
30 Oct 2008 - 5:00pm

Effectively tackling real-world problems requires a new type of researcher, who can enhance collaboration between various discipline and practice knowledges. Such researchers need a solid foundation in a set of conceptual and methods skills being developed in the emerging discipline of Integration and Implementation Sciences (I2S).

This course provides an introduction to:
- practical frameworks within which to think about integration, and
- the nature of uncertainty, the diverse ways it emerges in cross-disciplinary research, and methods for managing it.

The course will also provide an overview of concepts for problem framing and boundary setting, methods for integrating in cross-disciplinary research, processes for generating fresh thinking on intractable problems and techniques for effective research input into decision making and practice change.

The course leaders will introduce theory and methods to help you understand and meet your particular research integration challenges (see Program Outline in the course description - You will have opportunities to consider the application of these tools in your own work and to learn from each other through small and whole
group discussions.

Particularly relevant for project or program leaders in:
Cooperative Research Centres, Universities, CSIRO, Federal and State government research agencies, Research and development corporations, Non-government research organisations.

The course builds on research and practice in public health and environmental management, but is relevant to researchers facing the challenges of integration in many public sector fields, including policing and security, education and social welfare. We aim to include participants from a diversity of areas. A Land & Water Australia Innovation Grant assisted the development of this course.

Register online: - Registration is limited to 18 participants and is expected to fill quickly.
- Registrations close 10 October 2008.
Course fee is $750 plus GST ($825) and includes dinner on the 29th, morning and afternoon tea and lunch on the 30th and course materials.

For inquiries contact Caryn Anderson, Integration Research Manager
ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
National Center for Epidemiology and Population Health
ANU College of Medicine and Health Sciences
The Australian National University
Canberra, ACT 0200
T: 61 2 6125 5621
F: 61 2 6125 0740
ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security:
Integration and Implementation Sciences:
CRICOS Provider # 00120C