The Evidence-Based Practice Movement [entry]

Edward W. Gondolf
2015 Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences   unpublished
The evidence-based practice movement, particularly in the criminal justice field, has meant an increasingly influential role for social science research. Experimental program evaluations, considered to be the "gold standard," are helping to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of interventions amidst the need to cut costs. However, there continues to be questions about the implementation and conception of experimental designs in the "real-world," and to be resistance to such program
more » ... ns from many practitioners. Several remedies have emerged including statistical modeling, multiple methods, and consensus panels to promote broader dialogue regarding program effectiveness. The ideal maybe to return evidence-based practice to a more collaborative process rather than a bottom-line verdict.
doi:10.1002/9781118900772.etrds0335 fatcat:65fo6bsirncmficyffjbe36ytu