ERIC Number: EJ791265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Reference Count: 23
What Kind of Evidence Do We Need for Evaluating Therapeutic Interventions?
Haslum, Mary N.
Dyslexia, v13 n4 p234-239 Nov 2007
The belief that randomized controlled trials provide a "gold standard" for evaluating therapeutic interventions is challenged. The need for research designs that produce valid and reliable information about interventions, which is clinically/educationally relevant and personally important, is discussed together with possibilities for broadening the methods of enquiry and evaluation of interventions. It is also suggested that there is an opportunity to further support the development of rigour in reporting intervention studies irrespective of the epistemology employed.
Descriptors: Intervention, Epistemology, Therapy, Therapeutic Environment, Inferences, Theory Practice Relationship, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Research, Research Methodology, Research Problems
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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