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ERIC Number: EJ812858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0149-7189
Developing Evidence-Based Interventions for Deployment into School Settings: A Case Example Highlighting Key Issues of Efficacy and Effectiveness
Langberg, Joshua M.; Smith, Bradley H.
Evaluation and Program Planning, v29 n4 p323-334 Nov 2006
This paper describes the development of an after-school program for middle-school students that simultaneously addressed issues of efficacy and effectiveness in an effort to create an evidence-based intervention (EBI) that can be implemented in school settings. The topics highlighted in this case example are intended to address the growing concern that over-focusing on efficacy in well-controlled, grant-funded studies has resulted in a generation of EBI that are not acceptable, feasible, or sustainable in the majority of applied settings. Our case example focuses on six key issues highlighted in the published research literature: sustainability, recruitment, methodological design, flexibility, training, and meaningful outcomes. We briefly summarize each of these issues and relate them to our experiences conducting a successful pilot study. A summary of the pilot study results is also presented to lend support for the utilization of the EBI model of dissemination described in this paper.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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