Guide to knowledge translation - Communicating youth research in six steps

Youth researchers gather knowledge and data about young people’s lives, providing much-needed evidence for the development of better and more relevant youth policy and youth work initiatives. But how do they explain their findings to others? In order for the acquired knowledge to support policy and practice, it is crucial that research findings are effectively communicated to policy makers, practitioners, youth organisations and young people.

Knowledge translation is a set of tools and activities that can help researchers in this process. This knowledge translation guide supports researchers in identifying the relevant findings and messages to be shared with different audiences, identifying their knowledge needs, developing communication materials and dissemination
strategies, as well as evaluating the effectiveness of such communication.