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Research Practice-Partnerships

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Do you have a complex problem of practice? Are you interested in collaborating with a research team on an area of shared interest?

A research practice partnership (RPP) is a collaborative and mutually-beneficial partnership that is responsive to the needs of both researcher and practitioner. Thoughtfully designed partnerships foster further opportunities for collaboration between researcher and practitioner.

Why consider engaging in a Research Practice Partnership?

Assistant Professor Dr. Joshua Wilson, School of Education, and Dr. Gaysha Beard, Red Clay Consolidated School District, write on how addressing issues of mutual concern and interest between research and practice serves to bridge gaps in the educational community.

Kristen Davidson of the National Center for Research in Policy and Practice summarizes research findings on the benefits of RPPs - What Happens When Educators and Researchers Work Together in Partnership?

Curious about the RPP Process?

Explore a straightforward guide map on the RPP process from the Research and Practice Collaboratory.

Interested in learning more?

If you are interested in learning more about the possibilities of creating a research practice partnership with the University, please contact us at

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