ERIC Number: EJ1138101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
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Evidence and Evidence-Based Practices: Are We There Yet?
Schalock, Robert L.; Gomez, Laura E.; Verdugo, Miguel A.; Claes, Claudia
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v55 n2 p112-119 Apr 2017
The purpose of this article is to move the field of intellectual and closely related developmental disabilities (IDD) towards a better understanding of evidence and evidence-based practices. To that end, we discuss (a) different perspectives on and levels of evidence, (b) commonly used evidence-gathering strategies, (c) standards to evaluate evidence, (d) the distinction between internal and external validity, and (e) guidelines for establishing evidence-based practices. We also describe how the conceptualization and use of evidence and evidence-based practices are changing to accommodate recent trends in the field.
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Data Collection, Standards, Validity, Guidelines
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 1897, Lawrence, KS 66044-1897. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail: AJMR@allenpress.com; Web site: http://www.aaiddjournals.org/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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