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Social Work

What Is Evidence-Based Practice?

EBP 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... In social work, most agree that EBP is a process involving creating an answerable question based on a client or organizational need, locating the best available evidence to answer the question, evaluating the quality of the evidence as well as its applicability, applying the evidence, and evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of the solution.


(Image from Simmons University "Evidence-Based Social Work", accessed Dec. 20, 2021.) 

Evaluating Information

Need to find the highest quality and most appropriate information for your research? See the Information Literacy Microcourse Module D: Evaluating Information to learn techniques for critically evaluating information sources to determine which will best meet your needs. 

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