Child Welfare League of America Making Children a National Priority

 

Child Welfare League of America Making Children a National Priority
About Us
CWLA
Special Initiatives
CWLA
Advocacy
CWLA
Membership
CWLA
News and Media Center
CWLA
Programs
CWLA
Research and Data
CWLA
Publications
CWLA
Conferences and Training
CWLA
Culture and Diversity
CWLA
Consultation
CWLA
Support CWLA
CWLA Members Only Content
       
 

Home > Research/Data > Linking Research to Practice > About the Program

 
 

Levels of Research Rigor

Each program or practice included in the Research to Practice (R2P) initiative has been identified as effective with successes supported by a research component. R2P has developed the following categories to describe the level of empirical support available. All programs and practices exist within an organizational context with many factors that may influence outcomes.
  1.   Exemplary Practice
    The research in this category has the following characteristics:
    • Randomized study
    • Control group
    • Posttests or pre- and posttest
    • Effects sustained for at least 1 year
    • Multiple replications

  2.   Commendable Practice
    The research in this category has a majority of the following characteristics:
    • Randomized or quasi-experimental study
    • Control or comparison group
    • Posttests or pre- and posttests
    • Follow up
    • Replication

  3.   Emerging Practice
    The research in this category has a majority of the following characteristics:
    • Quasi-experimental study
    • Correlational or ex post facto study
    • Posttest, only
    • Single group pre- and posttest
    • Comparison group

  4.   Innovative Practice
    The research in this category has a majority of the following characteristics:
    • Case study
    • Descriptive statistics, only
    • Treatment group, only



 Back to Top   Printer-friendly Page Printer-friendly Page   Contact Us Contact Us

 
 

 

 


About Us | Special Initiatives | Advocacy | Membership | News & Media Center | Practice Areas | Support CWLA
Research/Data | Publications | Webstore | Conferences/Training | Culture/Diversity | Consultation/Training

All Content and Images Copyright Child Welfare League of America. All Rights Reserved.
See also Legal Information, Privacy Policy, Browser Compatibility Statement

CWLA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and access for all individuals.
No employee, applicant for employment, or member of the public shall be discriminated against
on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or
any other personal characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.