Discussion Four: Research Hierarchies (Chapter 3)

After reading Chapter 3 of the textbook respond to the following questions: 1. What is your understanding, in your own words, of a hierarchy of evidence? 2. What, using your own words, is the difference between quantitative and qualitative research designs? 3. With respect to the section of the chapter titled What Type of Research Designs Apply to What type of EBP Questions answer the following two questions: 1. Which of the following four categories (pick one) captures your interest? ? What factors best predict desirable and undesirable outcomes ? What can I learn about clients, service delivery, and targets of intervention from the experience of others ? What assessment tool should be used ? What intervention, program, or policy has the best effects 2. Why is this category of interest to you?