KTER Center Technical Brief #3: Knowledge and Application of Evidence-Based Practice by State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Staff
Tech brief - September 2012
What do state vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselors and other professional staff know about evidence-based practice (EBP) in VR, and how do they use such information in their jobs? The Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) Center at SEDL (kter.org), and its partner, Virginia Commonwealth University (worksupport.com), conducted an online survey of staff in state VR agencies regarding their knowledge and use of evidence-based practice. This technical brief presents VCU's initial data analysis of findings as part of the KTER Center's research agenda focusing on the translation of research findings related to employment services for individuals with disabilities. The interim results presented are based on results from three states. Additional states are providing data that may alter the results presented here.