Evidence-based practice knowledge and utilization among social workers

Natalie D. Pope, Latrice Rollins, Josphine Chaumba, Ed Risler

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In this study the researchers examined the knowledge, skills, and use of Evidence-Based Practice in a sample of social workers from different practice settings. Using an electronic survey, data were collected from a group of social work practitioners (N = 200). Participants in their 30s and 40s demonstrated the most knowledge and use of Evidence-Based Practice. In addition, a high percentage of social workers reported to be knowledgeable about social work research databases; a smaller percentage actually used online resources in their practice. Through this study the researchers add to what is currently known about social workers' perceptions, knowledge, and use of Evidence-Based Practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-368
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Evidence-Based Social Work
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2011

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  • Evidence-based practice
  • Social work education
  • Social work practitioners

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Sociology and Political Science


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