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SWK 6511 Social Work Practice III: Clinical Concentration I - Spring 2021

Evidence-Based Practice

Evidence-Based Practice

Evidence-based practice uses 3 sources to make decisions:

  1. Practitioner's expertise
  2. Client values and expertise
  3. Best research evidence

Best research evidence can include scholarly peer-reviewed articles such as 

  • systematic reviews
  • meta-analysis
  • randomized control trials
  • clinical trials

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Scholarly Articles

Is it scholarly?

An article is typically considered scholarly if it has the following items:

  • Author names and credentials
    • The author(s) list their degrees and university or research affiliations.
  • Abstract
    • Summarizes the articles content.
  • Methods
    • Can also appear as Methodology, Research Methods, etc. This section describes the methods used by the authors to collect data.
  • Findings
    • Can also appear as Data Analysis, Analysis, Results, etc. This section analyzes the collected data.
  • Conclusion
    • A summary of the findings. 
  • Reference List

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