ERIC Number: EJ826762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Diffusion of Innovation Theory: A Bridge for the Research-Practice Gap in Counseling
Murray, Christine E.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v87 n1 p108-116 Win 2009
This article presents a diffusion of innovation theory-based framework for addressing the gap between research and practice in the counseling profession. The author describes the nature of the research-practice gap and presents an overview of diffusion of innovation theory. On the basis of the application of several major postulates of diffusion of innovation theory to the research-practice gap, several theory-based research practices and questions are proposed.
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Counselors, Counseling, Innovation, Counseling Theories, Adoption (Ideas)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A