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Evidence-Based Social Work Research: Definitions
& Background

Evidence-Based Practice

From the National Association of Social Workers:

Evidence-based practice 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.

What's in a Name?

Evidence-based research may be identified as evidence-based practice, treatment, or intervention, or Evidence-informed interventionWhen searching literature databases, use hyphenated [ evidence-based ] or a phrase search (using quotation marks) [ "evidence based"for best results.

Encyclopedia of Social Work

Levels of Evidence Pyramid

Source:  "Information Mastery: Navigating the Maze." University of Virginia, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, 2009.

Selected Books