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CDIS 652: Research & Experimental Design: Getting Started

What's in this Guide?

Welcome to the CDIS 652: Communication Sciences & Disorders Research and Experimental Design library research guide. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association lays out four steps for an evidence-based practice. Use the tabs above to learn more about:

  1. Framing a clinical question (books can provide background to help you do this well) 
  2. Finding evidence and searching databases
  3. Assessing evidence
  4. Making a clinical decision

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Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

A visual displaying 3 key elements in evidence-based practice Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, http://www.asha.org/Research/EBP/

Evidence-based practice is rooted in three elements.

  • Client/patient/caregiver perspectives
  • External scientific evidence
  • Clinial expertise/expert opinion

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