Research Methods for Evidence Based Practice

Author: John S. Wodarski
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141299098X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This practical and student-friendly text teaches social work students the concepts and skills needed to apply research methods in their practice with clients. It offers students an enhanced understanding of the research process, and equips them with the necessary tools and skills to evaluate studies, translate relevant behavioral science knowledge into practice principles, and implement evaluation procedures in their daily practice. Renowned authors Wodarski and Hopson use social work research methods to examine emerging issues in the field as they pertain to evidence-based practice, such as curriculum development and funding. This approach yields a unique analysis that differs from others on the market because it fully integrates evidence-based practice methodology into the heart of the text, rather than in a single chapter.

Research Methods for Evidence Based Practice

Author: John S. Wodarski
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506319076
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This practical and student-friendly text teaches social work students the concepts and skills needed to apply research methods in their practice with clients. It offers students an enhanced under­standing of the research process, and equips them with the necessary tools and skills to evaluate studies, translate relevant behavioral sci­ence knowledge into practice principles, and implement evaluation procedures in their daily practice. Renowned authors Wodarski and Hopson use social work research methods to examine emerging issues in the field as they pertain to evidence-based practice, such as curriculum development and funding. This approach yields a unique analysis that differs from others on the market because it fully integrates evidence-based practice methodology into the heart of the text, rather than in a single chapter.

Research Methods for Evidence Based Practice

Author: John S. Wodarski
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483341682
Format: PDF
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This practical and student-friendly text teaches social work students the concepts and skills needed to apply research methods in their practice with clients. It offers students an enhanced under­standing of the research process, and equips them with the necessary tools and skills to evaluate studies, translate relevant behavioral sci­ence knowledge into practice principles, and implement evaluation procedures in their daily practice. Renowned authors Wodarski and Hopson use social work research methods to examine emerging issues in the field as they pertain to evidence-based practice, such as curriculum development and funding. This approach yields a unique analysis that differs from others on the market because it fully integrates evidence-based practice methodology into the heart of the text, rather than in a single chapter.

Practitioner s Guide to Using Research for Evidence Based Practice

Author: Allen Rubin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111823880X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Praise for the previous edition "An extraordinary and important book. Its approach to evidence-based practice (EBP) is very sound, realistic, and generous to the complexities of everyday practice. Reading and using this book is a must." —Haluk Soydan, PhD, School of Social Work, University of Southern California "This book has the potential to change practice in the helping professions. Rather than focusing on how to conduct research, Practitioner's Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Based Practice instead shows readers how to understand the literature.... [The] generous use of humor and the inclusion of simple, practice-relevant examples make this book a pleasure to read." —Aron Shlonsky, PhD, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto "I particularly like the integration of research methods and EBP; this is the book's major innovation in my mind as it allows readers to see the connections between research and practice. [The book] also succeeds by taking very complex EBP principles and explaining them in practical terms." —Jeffrey M. Jenson, PhD, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver Hands-on guidance for research-informed practice and practice-informed research Now in a second edition, Practitioner's Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Based Practice offers a clinician-oriented approach to appraising and using research as part of the EBP process. This accessible guide presents essential and practical guidance on how to integrate research appraisal into EBP endeavors to determine which interventions, policies, and assessment tools are supported by the best evidence. It introduces: Increased attention to macro-level EBP questions and studies New discussion on defining EBP, including the addition of a transdisciplinary model of EBP More detailed guidance on EBP question formulation and conducting Internet searches, including the PICO framework New content on multivariate designs, including propensity score matching, and on mixed-model and mixed-methods studies

Social Work Research and Evaluation

Author: Richard M. Grinnell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190859024
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Since the first edition in 1981, Social Work Research and Evaluation has been designed to provide beginning graduate social work students with the basic methodological foundation they need in order to successfully complete more advanced research courses that focus on single-system designs orprogram evaluations. Its content is explained in extraordinarily clear, everyday language. This Eleventh Edition features seven new chapters, alongside an updated and expanded companion website. In addition to the existing pedagogy, definitions of key terms are embedded in text boxes throughout eachchapter.

Translation and Implementation of Evidence Based Practice

Author: Lawrence A. Palinkas
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195398483
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is about conducting research on the process and outcomes of the translation and implementation of evidence-based practices in social work. Its aims are to outline a strategy for conducting such research and to identify the infrastructure and resources necessary to support such research within the field of social work.

Finding and Evaluating Evidence

Author: Denise E. Bronson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195337360
Format: PDF, ePub
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This pocket guide is an excellent introduction to evidence-based practice, systematic reviews, and meta-analysis for social work students, practitioners, and scholars. It provides a concise overview of how to complete a systematic review and criteria for assessing the quality of existing reviews.

Evidence based Social Work

Author: Mel Gray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134033222
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Evidence-based practice is now a core element of many governments’ approaches to policy-making and social intervention. It has become a powerful movement that promises to change the content and structure of social work and its allied professions. Its emergence has generated much debate and raised challenging questions, however, particularly at the interface of research, policy, and practice. This book provides a critical analysis of evidence-based practice in social work. It introduces readers to the fast changing research, policy, legislative, and practice context. It discusses what constitutes knowledge in social work, the values and beliefs that lie behind EBP and problems of implementation, formalisation and resource management. Reflecting on the challenges of transferring evidence-based practice to frontline social work practice, the authors argue that social work practice is not easily measured and systematised into best practice guidelines that disseminate proven diagnostic and effective intervention knowledge. Using Actor Network Theory for the first time in the social work literature, Evidence-based Social Work illuminates how adopting the methodology and language of evidence-based practice fundamentally alters the conditions under which social work takes place. This book is vital reading for academics, practitioners, and students with an interest in contemporary social work practice and research.

Evidence Based Practice in Clinical Social Work

Author: James W. Drisko
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 146143470X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Social Work introduces the key ideas of evidence-based clinical social work practice and their thoughtful application. It intends to inform practitioners and to address the challenges and needs faced in real world practice. This book lays out the many strengths of the EBP model, but also offers perspectives on its limitations and challenges. An appreciative but critical perspective is offered throughout. Practical issues (agency supports, access to research resources, help in appraising research) are addressed - and some practical solutions offered. Ethical issues in assessment/diagnosis, working with diverse families to make treatment decisions, and delivering complex treatments requiring specific skill sets are also included.

Evidence based Practice in Social Work

Author: Ian Mathews
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781844457724
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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At a time when the credibility of social work is again being questioned, this book offers a critical approach to the debate concerning the reliability and validity of the evidence, research and knowledge that underpins professional social work practice. It critiques the notion of 'evidence' and argues that 'knowledge' is a much broader, more appropriate concept to consider. There is analysis of the different components and sources of this knowledge and an exploration of the often discordant interface between practice and knowledge. Finally, it supports the view that knowledge can be actively developed and tested by a range of people.