Practitioner's Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Based Practice

ISBN-10: 0470136650

ISBN-13: 9780470136652

Edition: 2007

Authors: Allen Rubin
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Description: Written by a proven author and top scholar in research methods, Practitioner's Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Based Practice gives essential and practical guidance on how to integrate research appraisal into evidence-based practice endeavors to ensure best client care. This practitioner-oriented book provides readers across the helping professions with the step-by-step skills they need to effectively appraise and use research as part of the evidence-based practice process.

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List price: $72.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/9/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 360
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Allen Rubin has been doing and teaching research since 1976, when he received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Renowned in social work, Dr. Rubin has written several research texts, published numerous research studies on social work practice, and is a past president of the Society for Social Work and Research.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Overview of Evidence-Based Practice
Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
Emergence of Evidence-Based Practice
Defining Evidence-Based Practice
Evidence-Based Practice Is Not Restricted to Clinical Decisions
Developing an Evidence-Based Practice Process Outlook
Easier Said than Done
Key Chapter Concepts
Review Exercises
Additional Readings
Steps in the EBP Process
Question Formulation
Evidence Search
An Internet Search Using Google Scholar and PsycINFO
Critically Appraising Studies and Reviews
Selecting and Implementing the Intervention
The Importance of Practice Context: A Policy Example
Monitor Client Progress
Feasibility Constraints
Key Chapter Concepts
Review Exercises
Additional Readings
Research Hierarchies
More Than One Type of Hierarchy for More than One Type of EBP Question
Qualitative and Quantitative Studies
Types of EBP Questions
Key Chapter Concepts
Review Exercises
Additional Readings
Critically Appraising Studies for EBP Questions about Intervention Effectiveness
Criteria for Inferring Effectiveness
Internal Validity
Measurement Issues
Statistical Chance
External Validity
Synopses of Research Studies
Key Chapter Concepts
Review Exercises
Additional Readings
Critically Appraising Experiments
Classic Pretest-Posttest Control Group Design
Posttest-Only Control Group Design
Solomon Four-Group Design
Alternative Treatment Designs
Dismantling Designs
Placebo Control Group Designs
Experimental Demand and Experimenter Expectancies
Obtrusive versus Unobtrusive Observation
Compensatory Equalization and Compensatory Rivalry
Resentful Demoralization
Treatment Diffusion
Treatment Fidelity
Practitioner Equivalence
Differential Attrition
Synopses of Research Studies
Key Chapter Concepts
Review Exercises
Additional Readings
Critically Appraising Quasi-Experiments: Nonequivalent Comparison Groups Designs
Nonequivalent Comparison Groups Designs
Additional Logical Arrangements to Control for Potential Selectivity Biases
Statistical Controls for Potential Selectivity Biases
Pilot Studies
Synopses of Research Studies
Key Chapter Concepts
Review Exercises
Additional Readings
Critically Appraising Quasi-Experiments: Time-Series Designs and Single-Case Designs
Simple Time-Series Designs
Multiple Time-Series Designs
Single-Case Designs
Synopses of Research Studies
Key Chapter Concepts
Review Exercises
Additional Reading
Critically Appraising Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
Advantages of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
Risks in Relying Exclusively on Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
Where to Start
What to Look for When Critically Appraising Systematic Reviews
What Distinguishes a Systematic Review from Other Types of Reviews?
What to Look for When Critically Appraising Meta-Analyses
Synopses of Research Studies
Key Chapter Concepts
Review Exercises
Additional Readings
Critically Appraising Studies for Alternative EBP Questions
Critically Appraising Nonexperimental Quantitative Studies
Surveys
Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Studies
Case-Control Studies
Synopses of Research Studies
Key Chapter Concepts
Review Exercises
Additional Readings
Critically Appraising Qualitative Studies
Qualitative Observation
Qualitative Interviewing
Qualitative Sampling
Grounded Theory
Frameworks for Appraising Qualitative Studies
Synopses of Research Studies
Key Chapter Concepts
Review Exercises
Additional Readings
Assessing Clients and Monitoring Their Progress
Critically Appraising and Selecting Assessment Instruments
Reliability
Validity
Sensitivity
Feasibility
Sample Characteristics
Locating Assessment Instruments
Synopses of Research Studies
Key Chapter Concepts
Review Exercises
Additional Readings
Monitoring Client Progress
A Practitioner-Friendly Design
Feasible Assessment Techniques
Summary
Looking Ahead
Key Chapter Concepts
Review Exercises
Additional Reading
Critical Appraisals of Study Synopses at the End of Chapter 4
Critical Appraisals of Study Synopses at the End of Chapter 5
Critical Appraisals of Study Synopses at the End of Chapter 6
Critical Appraisals of Study Synopses at the End of Chapter 7
Critical Appraisals of Study Synopses at the End of Chapter 8
Critical Appraisals of Study Synopses at the End of Chapter 9
Critical Appraisals of Study Synopses at the End of Chapter 10
Critical Appraisals of Study Synopses at the End of Chapter 11
Glossary
References
Index
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