In order to learn more about my topic, I will be using secondary research from colleges throughout Alberta and delving into the institutes policies and procedures. I am hoping to obtain an overall view of how workplace bullying is reported and what technology is being used to assist the reporting of workplace bullying. Underlying questions I am using to approach the research are: Does this technology exist? Why or why not? How can we take what already exists and make it better?

Dissemination plan (Quick-Start Guide to Dissemination for Practice-Based, n.d):

Why—the purpose of dissemination
What—the message to be disseminated
To whom—the audience
How—the method
When—the timing

Two ways I am planning on disseminating my research would be

Professional Publication: Not only would a publication allow me to discuss my research, it also spreads the word by bringing attention to the subject matter. This can in turn get the ball rolling and have others “fall down the rabbit hole” by researching the topic. Being published brings measurement to the research and allows me to validate my intentions behind the research. In (2020) provides the benefits of publishing as confirming accuracy, assuring accountability, ensuring honesty, allowing communication and establishes a reputation. Being published seems to vary based on the material, publisher, journal and standards regarding peer reviews. Having a strong, well rounded and well researched paper is instrumental, but finding what publishing house and what journal journal to target could be the success or failure of the research paper. PhD studies provides a great breakdown for how to publish an academic paper by stating: “Give yourself enough time, Ask for help, Target the right journal, Follow instructions, Accept and embrace criticism, Re-submit and Be Patient”(PhDstudies n.d).

Conference Presentation: The Stakeholders are the most important in disseminating research, so having the opportunity to discuss the research and present directly to the “audience” would be beneficial and informative. It also allows for a more personal approach, establishing a relationship and understanding. The creative presentation would be accurate, brief and concise, meeting with the head management of the institute, discussing reporting workplace bullying and the technologies that can help with the situation. Providing statistics and speaking in layman’s terms, I want to appeal to the stakeholders and allow open discussion through a question and answer period at the end. I will continually appeal to the audience and resonate with them through being well prepared, thoughtful and explanatory. By branching out and looking to present on a more academic level, I would need to find the right conference to discuss my research “successfully communicating your latest findings is a great way to enhance your career prospects and, in turn, learn about the newest developments in your research field” (Campbell, B., & McCurry, D). This could also be an opportunity to learn and grow, expanding on my current research and networking.

 

References:

A. (n.d.). Quick-Start Guide to Dissemination for Practice-Based. Retrieved from https://pbrn.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/AHRQ%20PBRN%20Dissemination%20QuickStart%20Guide_0.pdf

Campbell, B., & McCurry, D. (2020, April 03). 11 Tips for Presenting at a Conference. Retrieved from https://www.exordo.com/blog/presenting-at-a-conference/

How to Get Published in an Academic Journal. (2015, December 28). Retrieved from https://www.phdstudies.com/article/How-to-Get-Published-in-an-Academic-Journal/

Inc, S. (2020). Publish or Perish: How to Survive in Academia. Retrieved from https://www.scribendi.com/academy/articles/publish_or_perish.en.html