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Short description 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.
From the contents PART I OVERVIEW OF EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION TO EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
Chapter 2 STEPS IN THE EBP PROCESS
Chapter 3 RESEARCH HIERARCHIES: WHICH TYPES OF RESEARCH ARE BEST FOR WHICH QUESTIONS?
PART II CRITICALLY APPRAISING STUDIES FOR EBP QUESTIONS ABOUT INTERVENTION EFFECTIVENESS
Chapter 4 CRITERIA FOR INFERRING EFFECTIVENESS: HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT WORKS?
Chapter 5 CRITICALLY APPRAISING EXPERIMENTS
Chapter 6 CRITICALLY APPRAISING QUASI-EXPERIMENTS: NONEQUIVALENT COMPARISON GROUPS DESIGNS
Chapter 7 CRITICALLY APPRAISING QUASI-EXPERIMENTS: TIME-SERIES DESIGNS AND SINGLE-CASE DESIGNS
Chapter 8 CRITICALLY APPRAISING SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS AND META-ANALYSES
PART III CRITICALLY APPRAISING STUDIES FOR ALTERNATIVE EBP QUESTIONS