A Guide to Evidence-Based Group Work Book

Macgowan, MJ. (2009). A Guide to Evidence-Based Group Work . 1-272. 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183450.001.0001

cited authors

  • Macgowan, MJ



  • This book illustrates, step by step, how to practice evidence-based group work. As group workers are increasingly being held accountable to evaluate, monitor, and improve their practice, there are scant resources available that apply specifically to their practice. The book is organized around the process and philosophy of evidence-based practice, and consists of the following four stages, which provides the framework for the book: how to formulate a practice question; search for evidence; critically appraise the evidence for its research merit, impact, and applicability; and apply the best available evidence and evaluate if desirable outcomes were achieved. The evidence-based group work framework teaches how to apply skillfully best practices through practical learning activities, case examples, research designs, step-by-step guidelines and checklists, assessment tips, and detailed instructions for formulating questions and evaluating answers.

publication date

  • January 1, 2009

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 272