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ERIC Number: EJ1065350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
On Research-Minded Practitioners: A Response to McBeath and Austin
Yaffe, Joanne
Research on Social Work Practice, v25 n4 p460-462 Jul 2015
McBeath and Austin define the concept of research-minded practitioners, describe the organizational contexts, structures, and strategies for supporting this type of practitioner. Further, the authors propose a research agenda to establish effective organizational development strategies to support research-minded practitioners, align their efforts with organizational improvement processes, and culminate in new directions for practice research. This response to McBeath and Austin disagrees with their characterization of evidence-based practice, their definition of practice research, and their conceptualization of the research-minded practitioner as something different from an evidence-based practitioner. While McBeath and Austin are commended on their analysis of organizational barriers to research-minded practice, the redundancy of the concept of research-minded practice is questioned by reiterating commonly held definitions of evidence-based practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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