Tag Archive for: research and practice


Can you trust the latest findings? It depends….

by Jean Rhodes In a recent review of meta-analyses, researchers Alan Cheung and Robert Slavin found that certain types of evaluations yielded larger effect sizes than others. Larger effects emerged in studies where the researchers created their own questionnaires, instead of relying on well-validated questionnaires. Homegrown questionnaires might include items that are very specific to the knowledge and […]

New video explores the use of Research Evidence: Building Two-Way Streets

When effectively applied, research and evaluation have the potential to improve child welfare practice and outcomes for children, youth, and families. In this video, Dr. Vivian Tseng challenges the traditional paradigm of moving from research to practice. She suggests that researchers and evaluators need to think differently about the ways that research is acquired and […]