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Disseminating Knowledge

While the written report, in the form of a publishable paper or volume, is the standard form of communicating what has been learned from a qualitative project such as an interpretive description study, you might consider a number of alternative approaches for sharing the insights you have gleaned with relevant audiences. Because the challenge of knowledge transfer is well recognized within the scholarly and policy communities, it seems important to reflect on how the research you have conducted on behalf of an applied discipline might actually find its way back into the world of practice knowledge. In this chapter, we’ll briefly comment on some of the standard and innovative mechanisms that have been used by various applied qualitative researchers to address this problem, hopefully inspiring you to generate your own ideas for ways of getting your newfound knowledge into the hands of those who stand to benefit.