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

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ISBN-10: 1118136713

ISBN-13: 9781118136713

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Allen Rubin, Jennifer Bellamy

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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. Readers will have the ability to integrate evidence-based treatments that improve the delivery of care and optimize treatment success as a result.
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Book details

List price: $106.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 8/7/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804
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
About the Authors
Overview of Evidence-Based Practice
Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
Emergence of Evidence-Based Practice
Denning Evidence-Based Practice
Types of EBP Questions
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
Critically Appraising Studies and Reviews
Selecting and Implementing the Intervention
Monitor Client Progress
Feasibility Constraints
Key Chapter Concepts
Review Exercises
Additional Readings
Research Hierarchies: Which Types of Research Are Best for Which Questions?
More Than One Type of Hierarchy for More Than One Type of EBP Question
Qualitative and Quantitative Studies
What Types of Research Designs Apply to What Types of EBP Questions?
Key Chapter Concepts
Review Exercises
Additional Readings
Critically Appraising Studies for EBP Questions About Intervention Effectiveness
Criteria for Inferring Effectiveness: How Do We Know What Works?
Internal Validity
Measurement Issues
Statistical Chance
External Validity
Synopses of Research Studies
Key Chapter Concepts
Review Exercises
Exercise for Critically Appraising Published Articles
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
Exercise for Critically Appraising Published Articles
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
Propensity Score Matching Using a Policy Example
Pilot Studies
Synopses of Research Studies
Key Chapter Concepts
Review Exercises
Exercise for Critically Appraising Published Articles
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
Exercise for Critically Appraising Published Articles
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
Exercise for Critically Appraising Published Articles
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
Exercise for Critically Appraising Published Articles
Additional Readings
Critically Appraising Qualitative Studies
Qualitative Observation
Qualitative Interviewing
Qualitative Sampling
Grounded Theory
Frameworks for Appraising Qualitative Studies
Mixed Model and Mixed Methods Studies
Synopses of Research Studies
Key Chapter Concepts
Review Exercises
Exercise for Critically Appraising Published Articles
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
Exercise for Critically Appraising Published Articles
Additional Readings
Monitoring Client Progress
A Practitioner-Friendly Design
Feasible Assessment Techniques
Summary
Looking Ahead
Key Chapter Concepts
Review Exercises
Additional Readings
Illustrative Answers to Selected Review Exercises
Review Exercises
Review Exercises
Review Exercises
Review Exercises
Review Exercises
Review Exercises
What You Do and Don't Need to Know About Statistics When Critically Appraising Studies
Why Do We Need Inferential Statistics? The Bottom Line
The Benchmark Made Simple
Is That Really All You Need to Know?
The Benchmark Is Not Sacred!
What Else Do You Need to Know?
Conclusion
Glossary
References
Index