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

Evidence Based Practice

Evidence Based Practice (EBP) is a decision-making process that uses three main components:

Venn Diagram of Practitioners' Expertise, Best Evidence, and Client Values and Expertise

Source: Nichols, Darlene. Evidence-Based Practice for Social Work. 2021.

Types of Best Evidence Studies 

  • Systematic Reviews
  • Meta-Analyses
  • Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Cohort Studies
  • Case Control Studies
  • Case Series and Case Reports

Appraise the Information

Three questions to answer when reading the research:

  1. What was the research question and why was the study needed?
  2. What was the research design?
  3. Was the research design appropriate for the question?

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