It is often difficult to directly apply research into application or policy in real life. It is the issue of scaling from one level of analysis into another. The more levels of analysis to scale through, the applications becomes more challenging due to the dynamic and multi-directional interactions between the self and our environment. Hence the need for translational researchers and skill building to bridge research to application or policy.
This article I wrote for the 2enewsletter is an illustration on how we can began to integrate, and evaluate research into possible action.