Knowledge & Application of Evidence-Based Practice by State VR Agency Staff
Carolyn Graham, Ph.D., Research Director, Virginia Commonwealth University, RRTC on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities
The Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) Center at SEDL (www.kter.org), and its partner at Virginia Commonwealth University (www.worksupport.com), conducted an online survey of staff in state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies regarding their knowledge and use of evidence-based practice (EBP). This webcast presents our findings from six states, reporting state differences concerning the use of research and discussing EBP in employment services for individuals with disabilities. Findings from the survey are also reported in KTER Technical Briefs #3 and #4 that can be found online at www.kter.org/ktactivities/dissemination#tb.
Carolyn Graham, PhD, is Director of Research for the VCU Rehabilitation Research and Training Center. Dr. Graham has been a research methodologist at VCU since 2010. She has expertise in quantitative research, research designs, and qualitative research. Most recently she co-authored a research instrument for VR Counselors and conducted the data analysis as a part of the KTER Center's study with VR agencies in six states.