Assessing Empirical Evidence for KTE Readiness

The Toronto chapter of KTECOP invites you to a presentation by Dr. Travis Sztainert from the Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO).

Toronto, ON M5G 2P1, Canada

Event Details

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
4:00-6:00 p.m.
The Institute for Work & Health
481 University Avenue, Suite 800, Toronto

Webinar Recording and Slides

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Assessing Empirical Evidence for KTE Readiness


Not all research evidence is born equal; it exists on a continuum of readiness for use. So even though there may be evidence about an identified problem, it may not yet be ready for use. The purpose of the End of Grant Readiness Tool is to help you decide how ready your evidence might be, and the corresponding KTE activities that may be relevant.

In this presentation to the Toronto chapter of the KTE COP, you’ll learn about a new tool to help individuals involved in knowledge translation & exchange (KTE) — e.g., researchers, knowledge brokers, and others — to assess research for KTE potential.

This tool is designed for empirical, end-of-grant KTE activities. Travis will guide you through the two major aspects of the tool:

  • an assessment of the quality and strength of the evidence supporting the knowledge; and
  • an assessment of the significance of the knowledge to stakeholders and end-users.

The results will help guide your decisions about KTE activities based on three broad categories of ‘readiness.’

You will also have a chance to use the tool and provide input on further development.

About the presenter

Dr. Travis Sztainert is a Knowledge Broker, Content Specialist, at Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO), a ministry-funded organization with a knowledge translation mandate. He has over 10 years of experience in the gambling field, studying the antecedents and consequences of problem gambling at Carleton University, where he received his PhD in psychology. During his time at Carleton, Travis developed a keen interest in KTE, developing and teaching a graduate-level course on the subject, and publishing a KTE guide for researchers.  At GREO, Travis provides research expertise and advice in KTE to stakeholder groups, and develops resources and tools from evidence.