Implementing Evidence-Based Practice: Factors that Influence the Use of Research Evidence by Human Service Professionals
Researchers: Professor Stephen Webb; Professor Mel Gray; Dr Debbie Plath
Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, 2009-2011, $240 000
Implementing research evidence in human services is vitally important in providing more effective and accountable provision. It promotes an innovation culture by maximizing technological capability by understanding factors conducive to change. Nationally, it is significant in three key respects: (1) it is the first Australian research project to examine the implementation of research evidence in the human services; (2) it is the first project to conduct a systematic review in this field; (3) it develops a national policy framework for guiding implementation and identify attainment outcomes in human services. A multifaceted strategy for policy formation based on audit and feedback will be proposed.
Outcomes to date
Gray, Mel (2008) 'Knowledge production in social work: The 'gold standard' of mode 2,' paper presented at the 34th Biannual Congress of the International Association of Schools of Social Work, (IASSW) Transcending Global-Local Divides, Durban, South Africa, 20-24th July 2008. Click here to download