Research and Professional Practice

The ordinary view of research and professional improvement comes from the world of traditional study designs in which experiments or other positivist forms of investigation conducted by experts are used to arrive at solutions. This perspective operates on the premise that principles or techniques that work in one place can be packaged or made into guidelines and applied elsewhere. It is an enduring aim of such experimental and correlation studies to influence the everyday practice of professionals from physicians in their treatment of patients to those who counsel and teach. The application of this idea of traditional research, sometimes called technical or instrumental transfer (which involves using findings ...

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