We propose that, to further enhance applied research, partnerships and integrating partner perspectives could be integral throughout the entire research process. An integrated partnered research approach has been fruitfully implemented in many other disciplines, particularly in the health sciences, including public health, rehabilitation science, kinesiology and community medicine, as well as in some areas of psychology such as community psychology. This approach potentially offers similar benefit to researchers in industrial/organizational psychology and organizational behaviour (IOOB).
A poster on partnered research was presented at the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH) conference in Vancouver (October 2018):
Jetha, A., Bonaccio, S., Connelly, C. E., Fisher, S., Forwell, S., Gignac, M.A.M., & Tucker, S. (October, 2018). Perfect strangers: Benefits and barriers in the collaboration of health sciences and organizational behaviour researchers in studies of people with disabilities. Poster presented at the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH). Vancouver, Canada.