An Examination Of Issues Confronting Evidence-Based Practice

May 8, 2012

Evidence-based practice has been defined as a decision-making process that integrates the best available evidence, professional judgment, and client values and contextual factors.  Thus far in education, identifying validating practices as evidence-based has received the most attention.  In a special issue of Education and Treatment of Children, edited by Tim Slocum, Ronnie Detrich, and Trina Spencer, examines all aspects of evidence-based education.  The papers in this special issue examine a wide variety of issues related to evidence-based education including an analysis of the concept of best available evidence, the validity of the review process for identifying effective practices, compares systems of reviews, and explores how addressing social validity impacts the design of interventions.

Education and Treatment of Children

Volume 35, Number 2, May 2012
Table of Contents
Evidence-based Practice: A Framework for Making Effective Decisions 
pp. 127-151 | DOI: 10.1353/etc.2012.0013
Trina D. Spencer, Ronnie Detrich, Timothy A. Slocum

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Best Available Evidence: Three Complementary Approaches 
pp. 153-181 | DOI: 10.1353/etc.2012.0015
Timothy A. Slocum, Trina D. Spencer, Ronnie Detrich

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Lessons Learned about the Utility of Social Validity 
pp. 183-200 | DOI: 10.1353/etc.2012.0007
Phillip S. Strain, Erin E. Barton, Glen Dunlap

Evaluating the Validity of Systematic Reviews to Identify Empirically Supported Treatments 
pp. 201-233 | DOI: 10.1353/etc.2012.0009
Timothy A. Slocum, Ronnie Detrich, Trina D. Spencer

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Quality Appraisal of Single-Subject Experimental Designs: An Overview and Comparison of Different Appraisal Tools 
pp. 235-268 | DOI: 10.1353/etc.2012.0010
Oliver Wendt, Bridget Miller

Considerations for the Systematic Analysis and Use of Single-Case Research 
pp. 269-290 | DOI: 10.1353/etc.2012.0011
Robert H. Horner, Hariharan Swaminathan, George Sugai, Keith Smolkowski

Risk and Strategic Decision-Making in Developing Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines 
pp. 291-311 | DOI: 10.1353/etc.2012.0012
Susan M. Wilczynski

A Systematic Review of Brief Functional Analysis Methodology with Typically Developing Children 
pp. 313-332 | DOI: 10.1353/etc.2012.0014
Andrew W. Gardner, Trina D. Spencer, Eric W. Boelter, Melanie DuBard, Heather K. Jennett

Comparing Results of Systematic Reviews: Parallel Reviews of Research on Repeated Reading 
pp. 333-366 | DOI: 10.1353/etc.2012.0006
Breda V. O’Keeffe, Timothy A. Slocum, Cheryl Burlingame, Katie Snyder, Kaitlin Bundock

Education and Treatment of Children: Manuscript Guidelines 
pp. 367-370 | DOI: 10.1353/etc.2012.0008