We view our research projects as proceeding through four stages:
- Dissemination and Integration
These frameworks help us to guide conversations with colleagues on the district side when clarifying different departments' overarching research priorities.
The following resources support the collaborative design and development of a potential research project in partnership between researchers and district leaders.
We believe that engaging in rigorous research can provide a critical source of knowledge to guide decision-making, if that research meets our ABC’s:
Explanations of Consent & Incentives for Research [under revision]
Letter to External IRBs [PDF]: Why we require IRB approval prior to SFUSD review
Application to Conduct Research [GForm]
Amendment / Renewal [GForm] (to modify existing and approved projects)
Data Request [GForm] (after receiving project approval)
Engaging in research involves ongoing collaboration to ensure that the project is on track and will be able to produce useful information. Unexpected developments may require adapting the study design, data collection plans, or analytical approaches. Continued communication also supports collective sense-making of preliminary findings, which is strengthened by synthesizing the expertise of researchers and practitioners. The following resources help both research and practice partners with these processes.
We believe it is important not just to disseminate research findings to seed ideas in new contexts, but also to integrate those findings into practice. The resources below provide guidance for effective communication of findings through a variety of written and visual formats, as well as through facilitated dialogue and interaction when interpreting the findings and their implications for action.
Meeting Agenda Template for Research Presentations [GDoc - to copy]
Presentation Template [GSlides - to copy]
Resources for Interactive Discussions
Post-presentation "exit ticket" [GForm - customize per presentation]