Volume 11 — May 08, 2014
Research to Reality: Moving Evidence Into Practice Through an Online Community of Practice
This figure depicts 4 overlapping ovals representing the 3 community dimensions — content, interaction, and activity — overlaying the center oval, which is the Research to Reality community of practice. The first dimension, Content, comprises tobacco control, survivorship, genomics, diet, tools, screening, sun safety, and physical activity. The second dimension, Interaction, comprises public health practitioners, health departments, researchers, coalitions, clinicians, advocates, NCI, and policy makers. The final dimension, Activity, comprises events, discussions, cyber-seminars, coalition corner, and the mentorship program.
Figure 1. Visualizing a virtual community of practice to move cancer control research into practice, Research to Reality, National Cancer Institute, 2011.
|Comment Topic||Average No. of Comments Per Discussion|
|Soliciting of general response||1.4|
|Posting of information or resources||1.4|
|Self-promotion or other promotion||1.5|
|Soliciting of information||2.6|
Figure 2. Average comments generated in response to different discussion types, Research to Reality, National Cancer Institute, 2013. Data source: Researchtoreality.cancer.gov (20).
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