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Title: Resourcefulness, reciprocity and reflexivity: the three Rs of partnership in sport for public health research
Authors: Mansfield, L
Keywords: Public health;Sport;Partnerships;Evidence;Coproduction
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, pp. 1-18, (2016)
Abstract: This paper explores the dynamics of research–policy–practice (RPP) partnerships in sport. Such partnerships, involving a diverse range of groups, have emerged as a response to: (1) a contemporary political prioritisation in the use of sport for health and wellbeing and (2) a parallel requirement for robust evidence of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. A conceptual framework for understanding such RPP partnerships is proposed and discussed in relation to three overlapping characteristics; resourcefulness, reciprocity and reflexivity. The paper concludes that understanding these three Rs of RPP partnerships is a way to demythologise the role of sport in public health and present theoretically informed analyses about processes of knowledge production, dissemination and use. It is a conceptual framework which might also further an understanding of, and make public, issues concerning the legitimation of some forms of evidence over others, and potentially maximise the impact of the co-production of knowledge about sport for public health and wellbeing.
ISSN: 1940-6940
Appears in Collections:Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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