Étude de la production de la recherche et de ses mécanismes de transfert : une application au domaine de la santé et de la sécurité du travail au Canada

Authors: Laroche, Elena
Advisor: Amara, NabilBrun, Jean-Pierre
Abstract: This thesis investigates the extent to which the production of research in the field of occupational safety and health (OSH) in Canada, and its transfer mechanisms, support the use of research results. To achieve this goal a conceptual framework was conceived that emphasizes the importance of the knowledge production mode. The framework was then used to investigate and measure the transfer of knowledge and its determinants with questionnaire filled out by 217 researchers in the field of OSH. A first level of analysis made it possible to describe the profile of the different researchers and the characteristics of their research tasks. An association between the professional deaths and lesions compensated in Canada and the types of industries, populations and nature of lesions studied by researchers, was carried out. In a second level of analysis, we conducted a principal components factor analysis (PCFA) that revealed the organization of items of knowledge transfer in three factors (diffusion, active dissemination and implementation). These factors represent the mechanisms used by researchers to transfer research knowledge to managers, professionals and practitioners. To supplement this portrait, bivariated analyses of the transfer mechanisms taking into consideration mode of knowledge production, the statute, the discipline and the type of institution of the researchers, were done. Then, a third level of analyses was carried out to identify and hierarchyse the factors associated with the transfer mechanisms. With this, we developed an ordinary least squares model and applied it to the three transfer mechanisms (diffusion, active dissemination and implementation). In summary, the application of our model to the three transfer mechanism demonstrates many factors significantly associated with the three mechanisms. However, only one independent variable is associated with each of the three mechanisms, that is to use mode II as knowledge production mode, in comparison to mode I. Also, in general, the disciplines are rarely associated with transfer mechanisms. Thus, the researchers in OHS, no matter what their discipline is, seem to constitute a rather homogeneous unit.
Document Type: Thèse de doctorat
Issue Date: 2009
Open Access Date: 16 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/20806
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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