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Translation and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices

Lawrence A. Palinkas

in Translation and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780195398489
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199928583 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398489.003.0002

Series: Building Social Work Research Capacity

Translation and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices

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This chapter introduces a conceptual framework of the different types of research evidence, including evidence obtained from observational, quasi-experimental, and experimental primary research studies, systematic research reviews, existing databases and clearinghouses, practice guidelines, and the role of evidence-based practice collectives. The chapter also reviews the approaches to diffusion, dissemination, and implementation as they relate to emerging translational research and explains the differences between Type I research activities that involve studies of the efficacy of practice-based interventions derived from basic research, Type II research activities that seek to determine whether such interventions can retain their effectiveness when applied in real-world settings, and Type III activities that focus on the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices found to be efficacious and effective. The chapter concludes with an examination of the operation of these activities within the context of the discipline and practice of social work and its core mission.

Keywords: research evidence; diffusion; dissemination; implementation; systematic reviews; practice guidelines; research databases; clearinghouses

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