Writing for Research to Practice

Susan G. Forman, Christina N. Diaz

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This chapter examines ways in which authors can craft their manuscripts to increase the potential that their research findings will be translated to practice. It discusses how researchers can design and report intervention studies to increase their potential interest level and usability for practitioners. The chapter also discusses how case studies, systematic reviews, and research on implementation issues can provide important information not found in randomized controlled trials or quasi-experimental group designs and can make a significant contribution to supporting the movement from research to practice. Case studies can be used to test whether interventions that have shown effectiveness in well-controlled outcome studies are effective in service delivery settings and thus can document the effectiveness of interventions in practice. Systematic reviews can be another means of facilitating the translation of research to practice. In order to facilitate translation of research to practice authors should attend to issues in the design and reporting of intervention studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPublishing in School Psychology and Related Fields
Subtitle of host publicationAn Insider’s Guide
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781317239161
ISBN (Print)9781138645967
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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