Study on EvidenceBased Social Sciences: A New Emerging Field
New Horizons in Education and Social Studies Vol. 10,
3 May 2021
One of the state-of- the-art area of this field is evidence-based social sciences. It makes decisions based on the conscientious, explicit, and judicious application of the best available evidence from various sources. It may also be conducive to evidence-based social work, i.e. a kind of evidence based practice in some extent. In this new emerging field, the research findings help social workers in different levels of social sciences such as policy making, management, academic area, education, and social settings, etc. When using research in a real-world environment, critical appraisal is required, not only to trust the paper's internal validity or rigour methodology, but also to determine the degree to which research results can be implemented in a real-world setting. Without a question, the latter is a subjective assessment. As social sciences findings are highly context bound, it is necessary to pay more attention to this area. The present paper tries to introduce firstly evidence based social sciences and its importance and then propose criteria for critical appraisal of research findings for application in society. Finally some challenges in evidence applications should also recognized and prevented properly.
- Social sciences
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