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Finding and Evaluating EvidenceSystematic Reviews and Evidence-Based Practice$
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Denise E. Bronson and Tamara S. Davis

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195337365

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337365.001.0001

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Systematic Reviews, Evidence-Based Practice, and Social Work

Systematic Reviews, Evidence-Based Practice, and Social Work

1 Systematic Reviews, Evidence-Based Practice, and Social Work
Finding and Evaluating Evidence

Denise E. Bronson

Tamara S. Davis

Oxford University Press

The importance of systematic reviews to support evidence-based practice in social work is stressed and the related concepts and definitions of terms are presented. The steps for completing a systematic review are described together with the value of systematic reviews for social work practice, policy and future research. The chapter concludes with an overview of the book’s organization around three of the key steps needed to complete a systematic review – identifying, retrieving, and critically appraising intervention research.

Keywords:   evidence-based practice, systematic reviews, best practices, credibility, transparency

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