Title

Re:Cap - identifying the evidence-base for Research Capacity development in health and social care: a scoping review of the literature

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Publication details

Cooke, J, Booth, A, Nancarrow, S & Wilkinson, A 2006, 'Re:Cap - identifying the evidence-base for Research Capacity development in health and social care: a scoping review of the literature', Trent Research & Development Support Unit, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.

Abstract

Aim: To map the literature on Research Capacity Development (RCD) interventions: at individual, institutional, organisational, and policy levels; to identify the extent of research based knowledge; to note gaps in the evidence; and to make recommendations for future research.
Objectives: This scoping review aimed to fulfil the following objectives: To identify and characterise the existing literature on RCD with relation to its coverage, quantity and quality; to develop a comprehensive taxonomy of interventions to promote RCD and to identify theoretical models of RCD; to classify interventions to promote RCD with regard to the target of that intervention at individual, professional; institutional, organisational (including networks and teams), or policy level; to identify which RCD interventions have been evaluated, and to assess the rigour, methods and relevance of the findings; to identify and critique measures used to assess the effectiveness of RCD interventions; to develop recommendations about future RCD initiatives and to identify a research agenda for measuring and assessing RCD.

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