Analysis and Knowledge Transfer Group


Analysis Group

The Analysis Group serves as the primary vehicle for analysis of the data collected from the project as a whole. Chaired by the Principal Investigator, the Analysis Group assists in the design, pilot and beta-testing of research tools. This Group also is tasked with arranging for storage and management of the data relayed by the Country Teams and Research Groups, to facilitate access and analysis. The Analysis Group reviews the interview and archival results to identify clusters of conformity and diversity concerning practice rules and related norms informing trade and human rights dispute resolution. Based on such identification, the Analysis Group advises the Country Teams and Research Groups on the preparation of protocols for follow-up interviews and re-examination of archival data. The Analysis Group also conducts interpretation and analysis of the results of follow-up interviews and re-examination of archival data to identify correlations between elements of perception, complementarity and legitimacy and the clustering of conformity and diversity in practices and norms. Finally, this Group supports the writing of research and policy papers by project participants, based on the data collected.


Knowledge Transfer Group

The Knowledge Transfer Group is responsible for managing the dissemination of knowledge based on the work of the Country Teams and Research Groups, and the Analysis Group. Chaired by the Principal Investigator, the Knowledge Transfer Group advises on the management of the project web-pages, electronic bulletin boards, and list-serves for use by project participants, and an open list-serve for access by interested community stakeholders. This Group also organizes a public lecture series through which to publicize project results and knowledge. This Group is further tasked with the organization of publication of reports, on-line and in academic and policy journals, and reports to international organizations. The Knowledge Transfer Group will conduct feasibility analysis concerning launching of a journal on Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution to be published initially on-line and later in print, in collaboration with existing initiatives already under way in Canada. Members of the Knowledge Transfer Group will attend research workshops and seminars held by the Country Teams and Research Groups. Other major functions of this Group includes the organization of Policy Proposal Seminars and Policy Roundtables scheduled for Years 4 and 5 of the program, and the preparation of final policy recommendations and submitting those to relevant international and national dispute resolution bodies. The Group will coordinate dissemination of project knowledge to universities, and public/private sector and community groups for use in classes and seminars.


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