Factors Impacting Program Delivery: The Importance of Implementation Research in ExtensionJournal of Human Sciences and Extension
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AbstractCooperative Extension is in a unique position, given its relationship with research-based, Land-Grant Universities, to advance the scholarship of implementation research. A stronger shift towards evidence-based practice has been occurring, oriented towards the assessment of programs for outcomes. This paper explores core concepts related to program implementation and delves into factors that influence successful implementation of Extension programs and services. The importance of implementation within the Extension Program Development Model is explored, along with emerging issues and trends.
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Citation InformationRyan J. Gagnon, Nancy K. Franz, Barry A. Garst and Matthew F. Bumpus. "Factors Impacting Program Delivery: The Importance of Implementation Research in Extension" Journal of Human Sciences and Extension Vol. 3 Iss. 2 (2015) p. 68 - 82
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