Definitions: Generalizable Knowledge

Generalizable Knowledge: To be considered "generalizable knowledge," the activity would include the following concepts:

  • Knowledge contributes to a theoretical framework of an established body of knowledge
  • Results are expected to be generalized to a larger population beyond the site of data collection or population studied
  • Results are intended to be replicated in other settings

MSU HRPP Manual Section 4-3, Determination of Human Subject Research