Research on Translation and Implementation

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:

Series: Building Social Work Research Capacity

Research on Translation and Implementation

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This chapter provide a more detailed examination of translational research by highlighting its role in understanding and facilitating the process of EBP implementation. The chapter is divided into two sections. The first section presents examples of studies of EBP effectiveness, dissemination, and implementation within the context of social work practice. The second section of the chapter provides a more detailed examination of research on EBP implementation. This section reviews studies conducted by social workers and/or in social work practice settings of barriers to and facilitators of EBP implementation and the development and evaluation of evidence-based “strategies” designed to overcome these barriers and facilitate implementation. The chapter concludes by introducing a strategy for research on EBP translation and implementation that highlights an integrated focus on process and outcomes, organizational context, and two types of research methods (mixed methods and community-based participatory research).

Keywords: implementation strategies; implementation barriers; research methods; mixed methods research; participatory research

Chapter.  7162 words.  Illustrated.

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