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To select experts who have completed scientific, methodically rigorous medical, public health, or social science research and invite them to prepare specifically designed chapters sharing their key findings and substantive empirical evidence, (p. vi) Some key features include (a) an emphasis on practical, user-friendly, step-by-step methods for conducting evidence-based practice as well as practice-based research; (b) an emphasis on concise summaries; (c) identification and discussion of each essential stage of program evaluation, quality and operational improvement, and research grant applications; and (d) a comprehensive glossary of nearly 500 terms. The material is divided into 10 sections: overview and critical issues; research ethics and step-by-step research grant guidelines; evidence-based practice; epidemiological and public health research; conceptualization, operationalization, and measurement; assessment tools and measures; program evaluation strategies; practice-based quantitative research exemplars; and establishing monitoring procedures and maintaining quality and operational improvement.
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"Book Review of The Evidence-Based Practice: Methods, Models, and Tools for Mental Health Professionals and Evidence-Based Practice Manual: Research and Outcome Measures in Health and Human Services"Please download to view full document