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By Brian Corby

Within the glossy evidence-based perform debate, there are numerous claims (and counter-claims) in regards to the advantages of study and approximately its applicability to social paintings perform. This e-book tackles those debates that allows you to clarifying the problems for college students and practitioners in social paintings and social care fields. entrance disguise; part identify; name; replica correct; Acknowledgements; bankruptcy 1 Origins; bankruptcy 2 examine and social paintings - an uneasy alliance over the years; bankruptcy three the appearance of evidence-based practice?; bankruptcy four Paradigm wars; bankruptcy five baby care learn; bankruptcy 6 psychological wellbeing and fitness; bankruptcy 7 Older humans and incapacity; bankruptcy eight understanding the worth of study; bankruptcy nine learn into practice-barriers and possibilities; bankruptcy 10 Coming to conclusions; Notes; References; Index; again disguise

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As there is from the discoveries' (Martinez-Brawley 2001: 279). Witkin and Harrison (2001) point to the dearth of evidence available in social work research to meet the gold standards prized by evidence-based practice proponents. Mullen et al. (2005) also note that there are too few high-quality studies on which to base good practice. Those studies that do exist are largely experimental rather than studies that have been tested in practice conditions. Hammersley (2005), while writing about education, points to a whole range of problems associated with applying research to practice in the way advocated by evidence-based practice supporters.

It is insufficient because there simply is not enough of it and what is available is not easily accessed through existing databases. Fisher also notes that what is termed tacit or implicit knowledge (or practice wisdom) used by social workers is not considered valid knowledge by the more ardent evidence-based practice supporters. His view is that the Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE) needs to develop a knowledge base which is much broader and deals with some of the problems outlined above.

This body was set up in 1999 specifically to produce systematic review data in the fields of social welfare, crime and education, mirroring the Cochrane Collaboration in health and medicine. The Campbell Collaboration, though based at the University of Pennsylvania, has international support and backing from central government in Britain. Thus, a good deal of work is in progress aimed at developing an infrastructure for research collaboration and dissemination, both nationally and globally. Clearly electronic communication via the World Wide Web has been a major factor in this process.

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