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ERIC Number: EJ895325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
Weighing the Evidence: From Chaos to Consilience
Brendtro, Larry K.; Mitchell, Martin L.
Reclaiming Children and Youth, v19 n2 p3-9 2010
A flood of contradictory publications claim widely different methods to be "evidence-based." What then are the key principles for success with challenging youth? Amidst all the confusion, how do we identify powerful universal truths? The answer lies in a "consilience," which involves drawing information from multiple fields of knowledge. Consilience combines research from the natural sciences and the social sciences with wisdom from experience and values. The authors propose twenty evidence-based principles meeting this test for truth. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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