Dissemination Self-Inventory

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Author: John Westbrook

Product ID: DIS-04 Price: Available free online
• Published: 2002   

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The self-inventory is an online planning tool designed to help those involved in research and development projects do a better job of bridging the gap between the creation of disability research outcomes and their use. The self-inventory asks a series of questions about your organization and your project plans. By answering the questions and using a simple rating scale, you can assess the effectiveness of your intended dissemination strategies, identify strengths and weaknesses, and revise your plans as needed.

Following the questions, a scoring guide is provided with resources to help with dissemination planning. The scoring guide helps you identify strengths and weaknesses by rating your project plans along an effectiveness continuum that is applied to each of nine dissemination-related topics. Topics include the four into which the self-inventory questions are organized,
  • organizational structure and policies,
  • research design,
  • dissemination plan, and
  • evaluation plan.
In addition, the scoring guide addresses the four basic elements of dissemination:
  • intended users,
  • source,
  • content, and
  • media,
and a final topic, diversity.