Campus Units

Extension and Outreach, Human Development and Family Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

12-2017

Journal Title

Journal of Extension

Volume

55

Issue

6

Pages or Article Number

#6FEA2

Abstract

This article describes the development, implementation, and exploratory evaluation of a professional development series that addressed educators' knowledge and use of the terms research-based and evidence-based within Human Sciences Extension and Outreach at one university. Respondents to a follow-up survey were more likely to select correctly the commonly accepted standard for each term, and they reported asking more questions, talking with others, examining programs' evidence bases, and placing more value on fidelity and evaluation following participation in the professional development series. Educator reactions to the series were generally positive, although researchers interested in designing like programs might consider engaging educators within the context of their preexisting knowledge levels.

Comments

This article is published as Sellers, D.M.; Schainker, L.M.; Lockhart, P.; Yeh,H. Establishing a common language: The meaning of research-based and evidence-based programming (within the human sciences); Journal of Extension; 2017 55(6). Posted with permission.

Access

Open

Copyright Owner

Journal of Extension

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf