One Coin, Two Sides: Eliciting Expert Knowledge From Training Participants in a Capacity-Building Program for Veterinary Professionals (2024)

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Scientific research may include the elicitation of judgment from non-academic subject-matter experts in order to improve the quality and/or impact of research studies. Elicitation of expert knowledge or judgment is used when data are missing, incomplete, or not representative for the specific setting and processes being studied. Rigorous methods are crucial to ensure robust study results, and yet the quality of the elicitation can be affected by a number of practical constraints, including the understanding that subject-matter experts have of the elicitation process itself. In this paper, we present a case of expert elicitation embedded within an extended training course for veterinary professionals as an example of overcoming these constraints. The coupling of the two activities enabled extended opportunities for training and a relationship of mutual respect to be the foundation for the elicitation process. In addition, the participatory research activities reinforced knowledge synthesis objectives of the educational program. Finally, the synergy between the two concurrent objectives may produce benefits which transcend either independent activity: solutions and ideas built by local professionals, evolving collaborative research and training approaches, and a network of diverse academic and practicing professionals. This approach has the versatility to be adapted to many training and research opportunities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number729159
JournalFrontiers in Veterinary Science
Volume8
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StatePublished - Oct 25 2021

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Copyright © 2021 Adamchick, Pérez Aguirreburualde, Perez and O'Brien.

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  • Kenya
  • Uganda
  • capacity building
  • education
  • expert elicitation
  • research
  • veterinary medicine

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Adamchick, J., Pérez Aguirreburualde, M. S., Perez, A. M. (2021). One Coin, Two Sides: Eliciting Expert Knowledge From Training Participants in a Capacity-Building Program for Veterinary Professionals. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8, Article 729159. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2021.729159

One Coin, Two Sides: Eliciting Expert Knowledge From Training Participants in a Capacity-Building Program for Veterinary Professionals. / Adamchick, Julie; Pérez Aguirreburualde, María Sol; Perez, Andres M. et al.
In: Frontiers in Veterinary Science, Vol. 8, 729159, 25.10.2021.

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Adamchick, J, Pérez Aguirreburualde, MS, Perez, AM 2021, 'One Coin, Two Sides: Eliciting Expert Knowledge From Training Participants in a Capacity-Building Program for Veterinary Professionals', Frontiers in Veterinary Science, vol. 8, 729159. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2021.729159

Adamchick J, Pérez Aguirreburualde MS, Perez AM, O'Brien MK. One Coin, Two Sides: Eliciting Expert Knowledge From Training Participants in a Capacity-Building Program for Veterinary Professionals. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 2021 Oct 25;8:729159. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2021.729159

Adamchick, Julie ; Pérez Aguirreburualde, María Sol ; Perez, Andres M. et al. / One Coin, Two Sides : Eliciting Expert Knowledge From Training Participants in a Capacity-Building Program for Veterinary Professionals. In: Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 2021 ; Vol. 8.

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