On June 7, Routledge published Implementation Science: The Key Concepts, edited by Frances Rapport, Robyn Clay-Williams, and Jeffrey Braithwaite of Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. One of the chapters, “Pipeline and Cyclical Models of Evidence Building: The Roles of Implementation Research,” was written by MDRC Senior Fellow Carolyn J. Hill and MDRC President Virginia Knox.
This accessible textbook introduces a wide spectrum of ideas, approaches, and examples that make up the emerging field of implementation science, including implementation theory, processes and methods, data collection and analysis, brokering interest on the ground, and sustainable implementation.
Containing more than 60 concise essays, the volume looks at how implementation science should be defined, how it can be conducted, and how it is assessed. Each entry concentrates on an important concept and examines the idea’s evidence base, root causes and effects, ideas and applications, and methodologies and methods. The contributors draw on real-life examples to look both at why things go right in introducing a new intervention and at what can go wrong.
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