Examination of processes that contributed to the success of a research partnership in Canada through three key moments in its development
Saint-Jacques M, Robitaille C, Saint-Amand A, Turcotte D. Examination of processes that contributed to the success of a research partnership in Canada through three key moments in its development. Oral presentation at 2017 SciTS Conference. Clearwater Beach, FL. Jun 13, 2017. International, Large-Scale Distributed Teams. Online at: http://www.scienceofteamscience.org/2017-agenda.
Based on our experience establishing and managing
a large, interdisciplinary research partnership—“Team
Science”—dedicated to parental separation and
stepfamilies, this presentation highlights the processes
that facilitated this undertaking, as well as those that
hindered it. These processes, brought to light by our
assessments, will be examined with emphasis on three
key moments in our team’s development: its origin, its
implementation and its continuation over time.
Starting in 2008, the analysis that led to establishing
this team helped to create a consensus regarding
the themes and issues to prioritize. It also led to the
development of a participatory research strategy
promoting action and the co-creation of knowledge, a
major undercurrent in the world of research (Gibbons
et al., 1994). This way of working, combined with a
research context in Quebec and Canada that favours
research partnership with community organizations
and a strong commitment by partners, is seen as
having fostered development of this project. Partner
organizations are asked to participate in intellectual
leadership and to provide expertise.
Moreover, if seeking a balance between critical distance
and physical proximity (Lapointe, 2008) is essential, it includes challenges that can hinder the smooth
operation of a partnership. In our case, establishing
procedures for research production, governance and
mobilization of knowledge that allow members to
learn to work together and develop a shared vision of
the situation of these families helped to overcome this
challenge. The presentation will also outline strategies
used to foster evolution of the team over time.
Continuation of winning strategies, combined with the
creation of a project of a different nature supported by
all, seem to have contributed to this transition.
Type of Publication:
scits 2017 conference, presentation, process, success, research partnership
Addresses these goal(s):
- Conduct research on/evaluate team science
Resource created by Jane Hwang on 10/5/2017 1:45:36 PM.