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Factors Impacting Program Delivery: The Importance of Implementation Research in Extension
Journal of Human Sciences and Extension
  • Ryan J. Gagnon, Clemson University
  • Nancy K. Franz, Iowa State University
  • Barry A. Garst, Clemson University
  • Matthew F. Bumpus, Washington State University
Document Type
Article
Disciplines
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
6-1-2015
Abstract

Cooperative 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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This article is from Journal of Human Sciences and Extension 3 (2015): 68–82. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
Journal of Human Sciences and Extension
Language
en
Date Available
2015-06-21
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Ryan 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
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nancy_franz/56/