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Evidence Based Research in Social Welfare: Resources

What’s Your Evidence?  Using Science to Strengthen Programs and Practice

The gap between social work practice and social science research is immense. Research is often conducted on populations that may not be representative of the populations or social contexts served by social work. Likewise, social work practice methods may be founded on well intended practice wisdom that is not supported by research.

Finding Research Based Articles

The Berkeley Libraries subscribes to hundreds of databases organized by subject and format (news, data, dissertations, etc.) Below are some of the core resources in this field.

Evidence Based Practice Resources

Evidence Based Practice, to quote Professor Gambrill, is new educational and practice paradigm for closing the gaps between research and practice to maximize opportunities to help clients and avoid harm.

Grey Literature -- Think Tanks, Non-Profits, etc.

Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse -- synthesis and dissemination of research and demonstration findings on self-sufficiency, employment, and family and child well-being.
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