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SOWK 4613: Social Work- Research Methods in Social Work: Evidence Based Practice

Evidence Based Practice

National Association of Social Work   "EBP is a process in which the practitioner combines well-researched interventions with clinical experience, ethics, client preferences, and culture to guide and inform the delivery of treatments and services."  

Sources for evidence based practice include peer-reviewed journal articles, data sets, websites, and books.   These keywords are often useful for finding articles with evidence based information:

  • best practices                 clinical trials                              guidelines 
  • interventions                   literature review                        qualitative research
  • quantitative research      randomized controlled trial       systematic review

PICOT Model

National Association of Social Workers