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Level Of Knowledge Use Survey (LOKUS) instrument: Documenting knowledge use by stakeholders

Abstract

Sponsors and scholars engaged in applied technological R&D are increasingly challenged to demonstrate evidence that their project outputs are adopted by stakeholders outside of academia. Potential knowledge users in the Assistive Technology field include clinicians, consumers, manufacturers, policy makers and information brokers. This paper first summarizes prior work to create the LOKUS instrument, a web-based tool designed to survey the level of knowledge use by these stakeholders. It then explores the value of the instrument for measuring change in knowledge use over time.

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