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Finding and Evaluating Evidence: Systematic Reviews and Evidence-Based Practice

Denise E. Bronson and Tamara S. Davis

Abstract

Evidence-based practice (EBP) promises to have a profound impact on social work practice, education, and scholarship, but adopting EBP depends on the availability of evidence to support this endeavour and on strategies to synthesize this information. Systematic reviews provide a comprehensive, unbiased method for retrieving and synthesizing relevant research. Finding and Evaluating Evidence: Systematic Reviews and Evidence-based Practice is a concise introduction to systematic reviews that describes the steps required to complete a review and the criteria that can be used to assess the quality ... More

Keywords: evidence-based practice, systematic reviews, Quantitative research synthesis, Qualitative research synthesis, efficacy, effectiveness, meta-analysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195337365
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337365.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Denise E. Bronson, author
College of Social Work at The Ohio State University

Tamara S. Davis, author
College of Social Work at The Ohio State University

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