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AUCD - Translational Research Symposium: Identifying the Kernels, Nuggets, and Gems from Research Findings

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Monday, December 3, 2012 8:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Location: Columbia 11 & 12

Session Description

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Kernels, nuggets, and gems of research findings refer to those characteristics of programs and practices that "stand out" as most important in explaining the benefits of an intervention. The identification of the key characteristics of an intervention (program, practice, treatment, etc.) used to identify and conduct evidence-based intervention are accomplished by conducting practice-based research syntheses. A practice-based research synthesis involves the analysis of a narrowly defined body of research that has investigated the same or similar practice and has examined the extent to which the relationship between the practice characteristics and their consequences replicate across studies. This presentation will focus on how this process unpacks and disentangles the features and elements of the intervention that matter most and on how to translate this information into useful materials for consumers.

Featured Presenter(s)

  • Carol M. Trivette, PhD.  Research Scientist & Co-Director, Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, Morganton, NC