Cadernos de Saúde Pública
Print version ISSN 0102-311X
HERNANDEZ-BELLO, Amparo and VEGA-ROMERO, Román. Beyond dissemination: lessons from the interaction between researchers and decision-makers during a research project in Bogotá, Colombia. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2006, vol.22, suppl., pp. S77-S85. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2006001300017.
This paper discusses the experiences and conceptual and theoretical lessons learned during interaction between researchers, policy-makers, program beneficiaries, and other actors in a research project on social protection, health, and forced displacement in Bogotá, Colombia. The article begins by presenting the methodological approach and a description of interaction between various actors. This experience provides the basis for a conceptual discussion on the factors and determinants of research use. The article also highlights the need for taking an epistemological view beyond the positivist and rationalist underpinnings of the dominant explanations concerning interaction between researchers and decision-makers.
Keywords : Social Interaction; Policy Making; Health Manager; Research Personnel.