KT Tools & Methods Terms:

The terms in this section describe or defines a tool or technique that aids the whole KT process or a part of the KT process. For example tool terms are gap analysis, knowledge synthesis, and comparative effectiveness research.

Synonyms or Near Synonyms

Action Research
Participatory Action Research

Best Practice
Potentially better practices

Cognitive Application

Collaborative Development

Knowledge Communication*
Science Communication
Communicative Utilization

Comparative Effectiveness Research

Complex Interventions

Effectiveness Research

Evaluation Research

Gap Analysis
Know-do gap
Research practice gap

Knowledge Management

Knowledge Mobilization*

Knowledge Production
Knowledge Synthesis

Linkage and Exchange
Knowledge Exchange


Mode 2 Knowledge Production

Participatory Research

Research Capacity

Internal Validation
External Validation
*Standardized Term

WhatisKT wiki has over 125 terms with definitions. Feel free to browse the alphabetical list of terms and let us know if we have missed a term.