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Diffusion of Innovation Theory: A Bridge for the Research–Practice Gap in Counseling

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Christine E. Murray, Associate Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This article presents a diffusion of innovation theory–based framework for addressing the gap between research and practice in the counseling profession. The author describes the nature of the research–practice gap and presents an overview of diffusion of innovation theory. On the basis of the application of several major postulates of diffusion of innovation theory to the research–practice gap, several theory-based research practices and questions are proposed.

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Publication
Journal of Counseling and Development, Winter, Vol. 87 p. 108-116 (2009)
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Innovation, Adoption, New ideas, Research, Practice, Counseling