CODI: Cornucopia of Disability Information

Using Knowledge And Technology To Improve The Quality Of Life For Individuals Who Have Disabilities

Using Knowledge and Technology to Improve the Quality of Life of People who have Disabilities: A Prosumer Approach by Laura A. Edwards

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PREFACE

 

INTRODUCTION

 

PART ONE:  OVERVIEW

 

I.   Knowledge utilization: A historical/conceptual view

     A.  The Knowledge Cycle

     B.  Knowledge production and use: The roots

     C.  KU: Strengths and weaknesses

     D.  Selected issues affecting studies of KU

 

II. Knowledge Utilization and the Rehabilitation Field

     A.  The history of KU and the Rehabilitation Field

     B.  Implications from the 80's KU studies for the 90's

 

 

PART TWO:  MODELS, STRATEGIES, & SITUATIONAL FACTORS

 

III. Models of knowledge utilization

     A.  An Integrated Model of Research Utilization

     B.  Progressive clinical model (Scientist-Practitioner)

     C.  Weiss's

          1.  Knowledge driven (basic/natural sciences)

          2.  Problem driven (social sciences) (Weiss)

          3.  Market driven

          4.  Interactive

          5.  Political

          6.  Tactical

          7.  Enlightenment

      D.  Dunn's (1980:517) Overview Re: Two-Communities metaphor

          1.  Product-Contingent Model

          2.  Inquiry-Contingent Model

          3.  Problem-Contingent Model

          4.  Structure-Contingent Model

          5.  Process-Contingent Model

      E.  Glaser's (l983) five-most widely cited perspectives

(link with Weiss's & Dunn's)

          1.  Research, development and diffusion

          2.  Social interaction

          3.  Problem-solving

          4.  Planned change

          5.  Action research

       F. Glaser's (1983) sampling of systematic frameworks of models

          1.  Client/practitioner relationship as a system

          2.  Closed vs. bipolar loop problem-solving model

          3.  Stages, level of development, actors, and content in the innovating process

          4.  Souder/Rubenstein's innovation factor system

          5.  Cybernetic societal guidance model

          6.  Systematic assessment of new technology model

          7.  Social network technical/political/cultural cycles model

          8.  Technology delivery crisis model

          9.  A--Formula-Type model

       G. Other

          1. Policy-research theories (Zandan, 82, DA6)

          2. Bureaucratic politics     

          3. Rational actor (Goldsmith, 1983, DA5)

          4. Social engineering

IV.   Situational factors

      A.  Personal

      B.  Organizational

      C.  Societal

      D.  Research/Innovation/Technology

V.    Information dissemination strategies   

      A.  Mass Media's effectiveness areas

      B.  Other print media's effectiveness areas

      C.  Informal personal contacts (word of mouth)

      D.  Formal personal contacts

      E.  Information service systems

      F.  Training and educational programs

      G.  Other

VI. Strategies for special populations

      A.  Rural population

      B.  Elderly population

      C.  Black population

      D.  Asian Pacific Islanders

      E.  Native Americans

      F.  Hispanics

      G.  Communication Impaired

      H.  Cognitively Impaired

      I.  Mobility Impaired

      J.  International

 

PART THREE: SELECTED BOOK & ARTICLE REVIEWS

 

VII. State of the art reviews

 

VIII. Other book and article reviews

 

PART FOUR: ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SELECTED STUDIES IN THE EIGHTIES

 

 

Index                     Chapter 1