Research partnerships between scholars and sport for development and peace (SDP) organizations are common, but firsthand accounts of the challenges and barriers faced by scholars when forming and sustaining partnerships are rare. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine them, and to uncover strategies to overcome these challenges across different partnership contexts. Eight prominent SDP scholars were interviewed. Guided by collaboration theory and the partnership literature, findings revealed challenges included navigating the political and organizational landscape; securing commitments from organizations with limited resources; negotiating divergent goals, objectives, and understandings; and conducting long-term evaluations and research. Strategies to address these issues involved developing strategic partnerships, cultivating mutual understanding, building trust, starting small, finding the cause champion, and developing a track record of success. Key theoretical and practical implications are drawn forth, as well as intriguing future research directions.
Jon Welty Peachey and Adam Cohen
Ang Chen, Bo Shen, and Xihe Zhu
A major portion of Catherine Ennis’s scholarship and career was devoted to developing culturally relevant physical education curricula for K–12 students. She held a strong conviction that the efficacy of a curriculum lies in its ability to enhance students’ knowledge and skills of most worth for their lives. The approach she adopted for curriculum development is an evidence-supported curriculum-design process through which a curriculum is put to the rigorous process of intervention research to determine its efficacy. In this article the authors reflect on the experiences they had with her in these curriculum interventions, share the ideas and practices in the research as Ennis envisioned, and discuss challenges and solutions in conducting large-scale, school-based curriculum intervention studies.
Peter W. Grandjean, Burritt W. Hess, Nicholas Schwedock, Jackson O. Griggs, and Paul M. Gordon
Kinesiology programs are well positioned to create and develop partnerships within the university, with local health care providers, and with the community to integrate and enhance the activities of professional training, community service, public health outreach, and collaborative research. Partnerships with medical and health care organizations may be structured to fulfill accreditation standards and the objectives of the “Exercise is Medicine®” initiative to improve public health through primary prevention. Barriers of scale, location, time, human resources, and funding can be overcome so all stakeholder benefits are much greater than the costs.
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country of England. Future researchers may need to disregard formal roles and position themselves as genuine colleagues or friends with local community members. One critique of the book is that from a methodological standpoint the authors could have provided more guidance on the research partnerships and
Stuart A. McErlain-Naylor
–student research partnerships have potential extrinsic (eg, acceleration in research productivity 5 – 7 ) and intrinsic (eg, motivation and enjoyment 6 , 8 ) benefits for staff and institutions, this study will focus on the experiences of students in such partnerships. Several frameworks have presented the ways in
Blake D. McLean, Donald Strack, Jennifer Russell, and Aaron J. Coutts
improve player health and broaden medical knowledge on the condition that the NBPA will be provided with notice prior to any such access and gives its consent. 24 This provision allows for research partnerships with external organizations such as universities. Although these partnerships are becoming
Paul M. Wright, Lauriece L. Zittel, Tawanda Gipson, and Crystal Williams
,058 children in the half-day and full-day sessions. Participation in this study was part of a broader research partnership agreement between the agency and Northern Illinois University which was approved by the latter’s institutional review board. Under this broader agreement, the parents of the participants
Sanne L.C. Veldman, Rachel A. Jones, Rebecca M. Stanley, Dylan P. Cliff, Stewart A. Vella, Steven J. Howard, Anne-Maree Parrish, and Anthony D. Okely
students from the University of Wollongong who were involved as the volunteer coaches. This project was funded through the University of Wollongong Research Partnerships Grant Scheme. The authors have no competing interests to declare in relation to this project. Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials
Anne O’Dwyer and Richard Bowles
.M. , & Madrigal , L. ( 2018 ). The need for creative and collaborative research partnerships: A response to Evans et al . International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 13 ( 3 ), 439 – 440 . doi:10.1177/1747954118771184 10.1177/1747954118771184 Walker , L.F. , Thomas , R. , & Driska , A