ResearchSnapshots are summaries of single research studies. As such they serve to identify interesting and relevant research and a researcher who may be contacted for further information. Policy or practice related decisions are best informed by actionable messages derived from bodies of knowledge or from systematic reviews (Lavis JN, Robertson D, Woodside J, McLeod C, Abelson J: How can research organizations more effectively transfer research knowledge to decision makers? The Milbank Quarterly 2003, 81: 221-248).
If you are interested in learning more about the research presented in any ResearchSnapshot or if you wish to explore further research or a literature review please contact York's KM Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ResearchSnapshots were developed under a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and with support from the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, York University. The ResearchSnapshot format has been validated by focus groups including policy makers, community practitioners and university faculty and each ResearchSnapshot is posted with the approval of the researcher.