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ERIC Number: EJ826865
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Enhancing Practitioner Knowledge through a Unique Abstracting Format Used with "Research on Social Work Practice" Journal Articles
Holosko, Michael J.
Research on Social Work Practice, v19 n2 p234-238 2009
In an effort to bridge the long-standing schism between social work researchers and practitioners, "Research on Social Work Practice" ("RSWP") presents an additional structured abstract for inclusion in their published articles called the practitioner knowledge abstract (PKA). Its conceptualization and rationale are presented, as are some case examples. Its intent is to assist in disseminating empirical knowledge in nonthreatening ways to our practitioners, who are the very persons most likely to use and implement such information. This concept was developed by the author with the full endorsement of the editor and editorial board of RSWP. The journal felt the need to respond to current publication concerns voiced about the standards, review practices, scholarship, editorial processes, and readership of our professional social work journals. It is hoped that other core journals in the profession follow suit, if this idea is amenable to their mandates. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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