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ERIC Number: EJ852136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
What Is Implementation Research? Rationale, Concepts, and Practices
Bhattacharyya, Onil; Reeves, Scott; Zwarenstein, Merrick
Research on Social Work Practice, v19 n5 p491-502 2009
Despite the growing knowledge base on evidence-based practices in social work and medicine, there is a large gap between what is known and what is consistently done. Implementation research is the study of methods to promote the uptake of research findings into routine practice. In this article, we describe the rationale for implementation research and outline the concepts and effectiveness of its practices. Despite a large number of systematic reviews of implementation interventions, many of the fundamental questions regarding what approaches should be used in which settings for which problems remain unanswered. We go on to argue that future implementation studies should assess the context of practice and key features of interventions to better inform service quality improvement efforts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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