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ERIC Number: EJ912797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Validation of the Evidence-Based Practice Process Assessment Scale
Rubin, Allen; Parrish, Danielle E.
Research on Social Work Practice, v21 n1 p106-118 Jan 2011
Objective: This report describes the reliability, validity, and sensitivity of a scale that assesses practitioners' perceived familiarity with, attitudes of, and implementation of the evidence-based practice (EBP) process. Method: Social work practitioners and second-year master of social works (MSW) students (N = 511) were surveyed in four sites to assess the scale's internal consistency reliability and criterion and factorial validity. Additional data on the scale's criterion validity and sensitivity were gathered in pretests and posttests of 97 social workers participating in EBP continuing education workshops. Results: Findings support the scale's internal consistency reliability, criterion and factorial validity, and sensitivity. Conclusion: These findings support the use of the scale in surveys or to evaluate efforts to educate students and practitioners in EBP. (Contains 4 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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