Identifying and Assessing Evidence-Based Practice
While considerable information is available on evidence-based research, reports regarding evidence-based practice may conflict or be confusing. The practitioner is often challenged to determine which studies are most credible and relevant and how to compare conflicting or inconclusive results on the same program model from different studies. The following resources and tips suggest strategies for finding and assessing evidence-based research.
Finding Out "What Works": A Guide to Finding the Evidence for "Evidence-Based Intervention" (PDF - 456 KB)
New Jersey Health Initiatives (2005)
Explains how to find, assess, and implement information about evidence-based practice on the Internet.
Guide for Child Welfare Administrators on Evidence Based Practice (PDF - 4,608 KB)
National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators (2012)
Includes a guide to classifying evidence-based child welfare research.